Double Commander – An Excellent Dual Pane File Manager for Linux

If you have been following our reviews for up to 4 months then you must have come across fman, a present day file manager for power users. It is feature-rich with native support for dual-pane display and a plethora of keyboard shortcuts, among other features.

Today, I bring you another relatively powerful file manager that is arguably as feature-rich and powerful. It’s called Double Commander.

Double Commander is a cross-platform feature-rich Total Commander-inspired file manager with two panels side by side.

It features a responsive window with a completely customizable User Interface, support for keyboard shortcuts, Unicode characters, archive manipulation in different formats, batch renaming, and an extended search function.

Features in Double Commander

  • FOSS: Free to download and use with its source code available of SourceForge.
  • Cross-platform: Double Commander is available for Windows, Mac OS, GNU/Linux, and FreeBSD.
  • Support for Unicode characters.
  • Customizable with custom columns.
  • Native file operations logging.
  • Built in file viewer with options to view in hex, binary, or text format (F3).
  • Built in text editor with syntax highlighting (F4).
  • Built in batch rename tool.
  • Support for Total Commander WDX, WLX, and WCX plug-ins.
  • All operations working in background.
  • Extended search function with support for full-text search within files.
  • Configurable button bar to start external programs.
  • Configurable internal commands to start external programs.
  • Easily copy files to and from archives thanks to its support for various archive formats including ZIP, DEB, RAR, LZMA, TGZ, BZ2, RPM, TAR GZ, and CPIO.

As is usual with most apps that are freature-rich, you will need to have a first-hand experience with Double Commander to comprehend the other features.

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Are you familiar with Double Commander? What’s your take on it relative to fman file manager? We look forward to hearing about your experience and preference.

Feel free to add comments and app suggestions in the discussion section below.

Divine Okoi is a cybersecurity postgrad with a passion for the open-source community. With 700+ articles covering different topics in IT, you can always trust him to inform you about the coolest tech.

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