Double Commander is a powerful file manager for Ubuntu and its derivatives open source, inspired by another oriented file management program such as Total Commander . However, this program that we present today aims to present new ideas and features.
Among the list of notable features of Double Commander we can find one that serves to differentiate what other managers as Nemo . We are talking about the double-pane view to improve the use of the graphical interface for the user. The main window is separated by two panels that are next to each other, and you can view the contents of two different locations and different fácimente browse directories.
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However, all functions of Double Commander perhaps the most important is the compression of files to different formats . Among them we can find ZIP, LZMA, TAR, BZ2, TBZ, TGZ and GZ, and also can choose the compression method that we use.
We may also use Double Commander to create symbolic links and strong links , as well as features that are already present in all file managers, such as calculating the specific size of a file or file search. Besides this, you can compare two files by their contents at a glance thanks to the dual screen this file manager.
Advanced features include multiple renowned tool , directory comparison, customizable colors and fonts, keyboard shortcuts, customized toolbars, ready to exclude files and folders and more.
To all this we must add the support for plugins for Total Commander , which allows to extend the functionality of the program more.
Installing Double Commander
To install Double Commander have to follow the usual procedure of adding a PPA and resynchronize the repositories. To do this open a terminal and enter the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa: alexx2000 / doublecmd sudo apt-get update
However, keep in mind that we have two installation script, because there are two versions of different Double Commander : A written in GTK and another written in Qt. To install the GTK version use this command:
sudo apt-get install doublecmd-gtk
To install the Qt version used this one:
sudo apt-get install doublecmd-qt
Double Commander is a tool to be taken into account if we carry out intensive work with files after a day.If you dare to try it let us a comment telling us your experience.