Install Double Commander in Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS

Last updated: August 19, 2013

Double Commander logoAs you may know, Double Commander is an open-source two panel file manager. Here I’ll show you how to install it in Ubuntu and its derivatives, such as Linux Mint and Elementary OS.

Double Commander is a cross platform open source file manager with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander and features some new ideas.

Here are some key features of Double Commander:

  • Unicode support
  • All operations working in background
  • Multi-rename tool
  • Tabbed interface
  • Custom columns
  • Internal text editor (F4) with syntax hightlighting
  • Built in file viewer (F3) to view files of in hex, binary or text format
  • Archives are handled like subdirectories. You can easily copy files to and from archives. Supported archive types: ZIP, TAR GZ, TGZ, LZMA and also BZ2, RPM, CPIO, DEB, RAR.
  • Extended search function with full text search in any files
  • Configurable button bar to start external programs or internal menu commands
  • Total Commander WCX, WDX and WLX plug-ins support
  • File operations logging
  • And more…
  • Install Double Commander:

    The Double Commander PPA provides the latest packages for Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives. It also contains a little old versions for Ubuntu 10.04, Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 11.04.

    Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal. When it opens, run commands to add the PPA:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexx2000/doublecmd

    Then update and install the file manager:

    sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install doublecmd-qt


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    One response to Install Double Commander in Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS

    1. Best replacement for total commander on linux.
      Unfortunately when you connect to a normal ftp server and copy something, there is no progress bar. I hate filezilla client, all I need is a total commander clone.
      This double commander looks 95% the same but the ftp plugin is NOT working.