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Double Commander Ubuntu

Double Commander is a very interesting cross-platform file manager inspired by Total Commander (it even supports Total Commander plugins). It uses two panels side by side and comes with a huge feature list: tabbed interface, multi-rename tool, embedded terminal, internal text editor and file viewer, browse archives (ZIP, TGZ, LZMA, RPM, RAR, DEB, etc.), extended search and is fully customizable.

And the feature list doesn't stop there. Here are the changes in the latest Double Commander 0.5:
  • FTP support
  • network support
  • test archives command
  • change file attributes
  • more powerful differ tool
  • option to choose number of parts in split file dialog
  • file operations queue
  • calculate/verify checksum
  • 7Z, ACE, ARJ, TXZ archive support
  • overlay icons support
  • system icons support for the Qt version
  • new toolbar configuration dialog
  • enhanced image viewer
  • lots more

All Double Commander versions have the "beta" status and there's a reason for that: some features are not complete, like the new FTP feature which basically lacks all the options one would expect it to have except... connecting to a FTP server. And you'll probably encounter a few bugs too. But even so, if you like a dual-panel file manager, give Double Commander a try because despite these issues, it's a really great application.

Install Double Commander in Ubuntu

To install Double Commander in Ubuntu (available for Ubuntu 11.04, 10.10 and 10.04), firstly add it's PPA using the command below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexx2000/doublecmd
sudo apt-get update

There are two Double Commander flavors available for Linux: GTK and Qt. To install the GTK version, use the command below:
sudo apt-get install doublecmd-gtk

Or, to install the Qt version, use the following command:
sudo apt-get install doublecmd-qt

For other Linux distributions or Windows, check out the Double Commander download page.