Double Commandar – A Split Window File Manager for Ubuntu, Linux Mint

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Double Commander is an open source and free file manager with two panels side by side.

Double Commander is inspired by similar file manager Total Commander and comes with more features and utilities.

Double Commander Feature Highlights

  • Two File Explorer window side by side each having its own directory and file browser.
  • Unicode support
  • 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

This release mostly the bug fixes from the earlier versions. Find the 0.7.1 change log here.

How to Install

Ubuntu, Mint, elementary, Debian

ubuntu
To install Double Commander 0.7.1 in Ubuntu using terminal run below commands in sequence. Enter password when prompted.

Ubuntu 14.04

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/Alexx2000/xUbuntu_14.04/ /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/doublecmd-gtk.list" 

wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:Alexx2000/xUbuntu_14.04/Release.key 
sudo apt-key add - < Release.key  

sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install doublecmd-gtk 

Ubuntu 15.04

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/Alexx2000/xUbuntu_15.04/ /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/doublecmd-gtk.list" 

wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:Alexx2000/xUbuntu_15.04/Release.key 
sudo apt-key add - < Release.key 

sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install doublecmd-gtk 

Ubuntu 15.10

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/Alexx2000/xUbuntu_15.10/ /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/doublecmd-gtk.list" 

wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:Alexx2000/xUbuntu_15.10/Release.key 
sudo apt-key add - < Release.key 

sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install doublecmd-gtk 

How to Use

Type Double Commander in dash. Click the launcher icon. For others, find it in application menu.

Double Commander Running in Ubuntu

Double Commander Running in Ubuntu

Double Commander Feature Highlights

A video guide showing the features of Double Commander.

Links

How to uninstall

To uninstall Double Commander run below commands in terminal.

sudo apt-get remove doublecmd-gtk

Image Credits
Double Commander

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