Double Commander – Cross platform open source file manager

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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

Install Double Commander in Ubuntu 10.10/10.04 (Lucid)

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:alexx2000/doublecmd
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install doublecmd-gtk


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12 Responses

  1. Timothy says:

    ” sudo apt-add-repository: alexx2000/doublecmd” not “sudo apt-add-ppa repository: alexx2000/doublecmd”

  2. Timothy says:

    ”sudo apt-add-repository ppa:alexx2000/doublecmd”

  3. Dan Donaldson says:

    Added the repository, did the update, but is says that it cannot find the app to install.

  4. hasak says:

    no ftp connection
    no ssh connection

  5. peter ehlert says:

    E: Unable to locate package doublecmd-gtk

  6. Imxset says:

    You should try Derek Smart’s Desktop Commander instead.

  7. buddha's small fingrer says:

    package not found ….

  8. peter ehlert says:

    sudo apt-get update yealds:
    “W: GPG error: maverick Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 8B27EF50B0A5707D”

    a bit frustrated here. 🙂

  9. Martin says:

    Packages for Lucid seem to be there, but nothing for Maverick as of this morning.

  10. Will Gates says:

    its homepage is (always nice to have that in a posting) Its ‘cross platform’ in that it seems to have windows 32 and 64bit versions also.

    It also seems to have qt and gtk versions. Im downloading the debs right now to test it out. Since the ppa repo dosent seem to be working right.

  11. peter ehlert says:

    how do in UnInstall it?

  12. TG3793 says:

    How do you get the program menus to display in English?

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