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Bigger doesn't imply better. Bigger often is a sign of obesity, of lost control, of overcomplexity, of cancerous cells
Features in Total Commander 7.55a now include :
June 17, 2010: Total Commander 7.55 is now available for download. The most important new functions are:
- Two file windows side by side
- Enhanced search function
- Compare files (now with editor) / synchronize directories
- Quick View panel with bitmap display
- ZIP, ARJ, LZH, RAR, UC2, TAR, GZ, CAB, ACE archive handling + plugins
- Built-in FTP client with FXP (server to server) and HTTP proxy support
- Parallel port link, multi-rename tool
- Tabbed interface, regular expressions, history+favorites buttons
- Thumbnails view, custom columns, enhanced search
- Compare editor, cursor in lister, separate trees, logging, enhanced overwrite dialog etc.
September 9, 2009: Total Commander 7.50 FINAL is available now! There are many new functions. The most important are:
- Use MLSD command for file listings in FTP function (better time resolution, time in UTC)
- Transfer files between two computers over a special USB cable -> supported cables
- Improvements to synchronize dirs function: Compare via plugins and FTP, options to skip hidden files and hard links, SITE UTIME in ftp sync
- Compare by content now shows different and changed lines with a slightly different background color (configurable via wincmd.ini)
- Unpack directory time stamps from archives
- Lister: Increased maximum line length to 1024 characters (Unicode: 512)
- Verify CRC checksums: Also support CRC files in UTF16 Unicode format
- Show Terminal Server and Win7 XP mode drives in drive dropdown list and drive buttonbar
- Ctrl+Shift+B and cm_DirBranchSel shows branch view of only the selected dirs+files
- F5 copy dialog: "Options" dialog extension can be pinned now to remain open
- Show progress dialog box when reading a directory takes longer than 5 seconds
- Create CRC checksums: support subdirectories (recursively), background button
- Handle dir space calculation in background (when user presses SPACE or Alt+Shift+Enter)
- File system plugins: Support background downloads and uploads (requires changes to plugin)
- Various new background operations: Unpack: RAR, TAR, packer plugins (needs modification), Pack: TAR, packer plugins
- Official support for Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)
- Full Unicode support in most functions where it is possible, including FTP, ZIP packer, and plugin interfaces
- Help file now by default in HTML format (CHM). The old HLP file is still available online
- Support for file names longer than 259 characters (up to 1022) in most file operations
- The current directory above the file lists can act as a clickable bar ("breadcrumb bar")
- Protect the stored ftp passwords with a master password using AES256 encryption
- Start Lister, compare by content or synchronize dirs directly via command line parameters
- Comments (Ctrl+Z) can now have a max. length of 4095 characters, and support line breaks
- Synchronize dirs: Option to synchronize also empty directories, option to copy just specific file properties (like the time)
- Allow to use the Windows key for user-defined hotkeys
- On 64-bit Windows, allow to use 64-bit shell extensions in local menu (context menu)
- Copy files/directories to multiple target directories (or lnk files pointing to directories) in one operation
- Quick search with search dialog: Show button which allows to show only files/dirs matching the filter
- Choose different character encodings in Lister, full support for right to left text
- New internal association system, e.g. for using Total Commander from a USB stick
> Please, a small question - I made the new installation (FC3, KDE)
> and run MC (the great SW!!). Everything works, except that borders on
> the panels are drawn by 'a umlaut' instead of pseudo-graphic (lines)
This is a locale and termcap issue which I do not fully understand.
Fortunately I do know a workaround. :) Use this:
to start mc.
When using Midnight Commander with the default settings of PuTTY connected to my Ubuntu Linux machine the line drawing characters are all messed up.
After some experimentation it turns out that to fix it all you have to do is change your character set in PuTTY to UTF-8 and the problem is fixed. To do this open up the PuTTY settings and go to Window->Translation->Received data assumed to be in which character set: and change it to UTF-8.
After making this change you might have to force a redraw of the mc screen to show the new line drawing characters:
Also not that some fonts might not have the line drawing characters available. The fonts I know work is Courier New and Lucida Console. To change your font go to Window->Appearance, Font settings and click the Change button.
For reference, I was using using Midnight Commander 4.6.1 running on Ubuntu 7.10 and using PuTTY 0.59
Worker is a file manager for the X Window System with the classical two panel interface. It features a fully graphical configuration, while still allowing manual editing of the configuration file without the need to restart Worker.
Any external program can be integrated easily into the GUI using buttons, hotkeys, and file type actions. Worker uses file recognition by file content or by filename extension (or both). Different actions with completely configurable commands can be assigned to each file type.Features:
- low requirements (basically only the X11 libraries)
- fast and easy access to archives and remote sites
Browse tar/tgz/tbz, gzip, bzip2, zip, rar, ar (also supporting extfs: lha, zoo, rpm, iso9660, diff, arj, cpio, ...) in any combination (zip files in tar archives, rar archives in CD iso images,...).
- Access ftp sites without third party tools.
- many built-in functions like:
- copy, move, rename, delete files
- create directory
- create/change symlinks
- chmod, chown
- and many more...
- text viewer
- file search
- flexible file type system with arbitrary file type actions for single file types or groups of types
- context menu to access file type actions
- bookmarks for frequently used directories
- labels can be assigned to entries to make it easier to find important files
- volume manager for mounting/unmounting devices (HAL supported)
- filter file view by string pattern or label
- assign any external command to buttons, hotkeys or filetypes (e.g. gimp, tar, diff, mount, ...)
- UTF8 support
- built-in configuration GUI
04/28/10 | LinuxInsider
A few features built into Gnome Commander are not typically found in other Linux file managers. For example, you can extend the mouse context menu to call any external application to work on selected files or directories.
This includes viewers, editors or custom scripts. GC does not have its own viewer modules. Instead, it taps into system apps. For instance, it opens a text file in the installed application such as gEdit or OpenOffice Writer. It opens a photo file with the Gnome Image Viewer.
I particularly like the Quick Device access buttons. With most Linux distros, you have to manually mount external media like external drives, USB devices and cameras. GC does automatic mounting and unmounting. Like the FTP feature, auto mount is one more plus in the convenience factor that GC provides.
Power users can easily drool over the feature set included in Gnome Commander. Some of the additional power user tools include the ability to view the latest accessed folder history and SAMBA access.
Folder bookmarks are cool. It takes just one click to add any file or folder location to a list of bookmark list. It takes just one click to jump to any bookmarked location.
The searching tools are fast. This makes is quick and simple to do file name searches in the current directory and symlinking.
Something I wish were available in more apps I use is the ability to do advanced renaming of files. GC does this with support for various types of meta-data.
Earlier versions of Gnome Commander lacked a built-in browser fro compressed files. That same weakness exists in the latest version 126.96.36.199, released on Feb. 14. This is a serious oversight for an otherwise excellent file manager.
But there is a work-around. Download and install File Roller. [*Correction - April 28, 2010] Then open the options dialog and go to the Programs tab.
From there you can add setting to allow GC to handle archives. See the settings here and here. Once done, you can right click on any file or folder and choose Create archive.
This is not a big deal. So I wonder why the GC developers have not yet gotten around to building this directly into the current release so users do not have to deal with tweaking.
Keeping track of available storage space can be an annoyance in Linux. Gnome commander helps to remedy this situation. It shows the amount of free space for the storage devices displayed in the panel. So I can tell at a glance how much space remains on the hard drive and the USB drive, for example.
The GC file manager also uses the function keys. This is something that Linux apps typically fail to do. Along the bottom of the app window is the function key list.
Some of these functions work on the highlighted file name. Others execute for the active directory. For example, the F3 key calls up the file viewer for the highlighted file. The F7 key makes a directory. Other commands are: F4-Edit, F5-Copy, F6-Move, F8-Delete, F9-Search and F10-Quit.
The development is no longer "stalled".. v2.30 has been released (not just beta) and v2.40 is well under way. The status of v2.40 is described at http://silk.apana.org.au/fc2development.html
Along with Windows version versions for Red Hat, Suse and Ubuntu are available.
Changes with File Commander 2.40
- Add command line file name completion with Ctrl-TAB.
- Add support for 7zip format archives.
- Support !include in syntax definition file.
- Scroll back function to view console program output beyond the current
- File information dialog (Ctrl-I) showing detailed file meta-data.
- File Find: Added field to specify the code page used when searching files
for the "Containing" string.
- Copy/Move: Add ability to specify overwrite mode in the initial dialog so
that you don't have to wait for the first collision to occur.
- Add !lf operator to provide a list of tagged files with their full path.
- Add ability to remove an entry from command history with Delete key.
- Creation & deletion of symbolic links/junctions (Linux,Windows).
- Some improvements to Change Case function's Mixed mode.
- Display the target of symbolic links (Linux) and junctions (Windows).
- Viewer and Editor support for Unicode text files.
- Syntax highlighting in the viewer.
- Win64 port.
- Linux port.
- Use Unicode for all file names on Windows & Linux.
- Change the search match highlight colour in the viewer from "Menu Bar" to
"Highlight" which is consistent with the editor and more sensible.
- Support includes in user menu files.
June 8, 2009 | www.techradar.com
Orthodox file managers have been around forever, and have evolved from simple CLI-only utilities for moving and renaming files to comprehensive file commandeering tools that'll give many modern GUI file managers a run for their money.
The top two contenders reflect this transition, but ironically neither carries the trademark 'Commander' moniker. At the expense of being krucified by the Krusader users, we'll offer the top spot to EmelFM2.
Feature-for-feature you can do more with Krusader, but a fully-loaded app isn't always the best. Krusader is deeply integrated into KDE, which is good for KDE users, but what about the rest?
On the other hand, EmelFM2 just needs GTK, and works well both in Gnome and KDE. The biggest issue with EmelFM2 is that it doesn't have a virtual filesystem to connect to Samba and NFS shares, but on the bright side this helps keep the dependency list to a minimum.
Midnight Commander is like Slackware – you don't recommend it to new users, and those that are using it, would never use anything else.
Gnome Commander is a good option for Gnome users, but it relies on a deprecated piece of technology. The Gnome Commander developers also have a few plumbing issues to fix in their documentation and offer more control to keyboardies. If you are using Gnome (or not) and need to rename lots of files borrowing data from their metadata, there's no better way to go about it than with Gnome Commander.
Then there's Beesoft Commander, which is light in both size and features. If it does everything you need to do, you aren't doing enough!
Finally we have MuCommander, which relies on Java for cross-platform support and runs on Linux, Mac, and Windows, and even your web browser. It's a good tool for new Linux arrivals, but it lacks documentation, and forces users to modify XML files to edit keyboard bindings and change menus. What's going on here?
So there you have it. KDE-only users should use Krusader. If you hop distros, or don't really care which desktop you use, go for EmelFM2.
Author: Piotr Pszczolkowski
Status: Stable release
Version: 4.1.0 and 2.27
Licence: GNU GPL
Dependencies: Qt 4.3.2 and Qt 3.x
Beesoft Commander is a two-panel file manager (like Norton Commander) for Linux. He are using a Qt GUI-library.
Exists two versions of the program.
The version 2.27 using old version of Qt library (3.x) and the version 4.x using the current one.
User have possibility to use followed operations:
- can change access rights to file(s) or directory (recursive too),
- can view or edit files contents,
- copy, move, delete, rename and pack file(s),
- copy, move, delete, rename and pack directiories (recursive),
- can change time stamp for files,
- and many more...
- Quick Search mode is defined by quick_search_case_sensitive option (#2022)
- Mouse wheel doesn't change sorting preferences in panels (#2093)
- Interactive help is displayed with dynamically run-time formatting (#1561)
- Improvement of double and single lines support in skins (#1648)
- Remove selected text before input or paste from clipboard (in non persistent selection mode) (#2155).
- Case insensitive syntax highlighting (#1770)
- Current syntax scheme is highlighted in 'Choose syntax highlighting' dialog (#1754)
- Added ini.syntax (#2126)
Major changes since 188.8.131.52¶
- Minimal required GLib version is 2.8 (#1980)
- Reorganization of source tree structure (#1866, #2037)
- States of all 'Find File' dialog checkboxes are saved in user configuration file (#1874, #1965)
- New file type bindings:
- viewing .lyx with lyxcat, opening with lyx (#1693)
- Added shortcut (Meta-,) to toggle panels split (#1991)
- Capability to remove history items. !WListbox widget was fully reimplemented (#1445)
- Autodetect codepages of edited/viewed files with enca program (#1838)
- Custom/locale-based date format (#1767)
- New quick search behavior, allow wildcard characters - '*' and '?'(#2022)
- Panels: new sort type 'by version' (#1994)
- Added 'menuinactive' skin item to draw inactive visible main menu (#1999)
- Added ability to show progressbars (when copy files) from right to left (#1443)
- Added indication of total BPS and ETA for file operations; fully rewrited FileOperations dialog (#1443)
- Some simple optimization of syntax highlighting engine (#1843)
- Show right margin using 'editor_show_right_margin' option. Keybind EditToggleShowMargin in [editor] section is used to toggle the state (#1514)
- New editor action 'Mark all', new keybind EditMarkAll (#1945)
- Changed default for 'Cursor beyond EOL', now it switched off by default (#1946)
- Changed default color pair for 'editbold' (search result) to be more sensible (#1559)
muCommander is a cross-platform file manager with a dual-pane interface that features support for FTP, SFTP, SMB, NFS, HTTP, Bonjour/Zeroconf, email attachments, archives in many formats (including Zip, RAR, 7z, GZip, Tar, Bzip2, ISO, NRG, AR, Deb, and LST), bookmarks, credential management, themes, multiple windows, full keyboard control, and many configuration options. It is available in 23 languages.
28 Feb 2010 New features include support for Amazon S3 and Hadoop HDFS, and many improvements, optimizations, and bugfixes.
13 Nov 2009 A keyboard shortcuts editor, a command bar editor, support for 7z files, merge/split file functionality. Migrated the codebase to Java 1.5 ; Java 1.4 is no longer supported.
13 Nov 2009 native RAR archive support
18 Apr 2008: New features include support for Amazon S3 and Hadoop HDFS, and many improvements, optimizations, and bugfixes.
05 Dec 2007 This release adds a bookmark filesystem to navigate bookmarks,
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