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[Nov 8, 2002] Windows Commander was renamed to "Total Commander" sue to possible "Windows" trademark violation. The new version 5.5 is now available for download from

Guide to Efficient Use of Windows Commander version 1.5

[Sept 12, 2002] Drall

Drall is a script which allows users to access their directories and files remotely without the need of using insecure FTP and telnet. It enables the user to treat the remote file system as if it was on their local hard disk through a normal Web browser. The interface resembles the well known Norton Commander and Midnight Commander. Single or dual-panel views makes it easy to see an overview of the file system and the modular design means you only use the features you need. Drall is written in Perl for easy customization and expansion.



[ May, 16, 2002] File Commander V2.20  

FC Version 2.20 was released April 2002.

A simple HTML filemanager for Apache (Perl)

About: The Apache::FileManager module is . It provides file manipulations such as cut, copy, paste, delete, rename, extract archive, create directory, and upload files. The interface is clean and simple, and configuration is a breeze.

Changes: This release updates the look of the application, adds a help section, allows the location directive to exist in a document tree as a directory with files in it, fixes the cut count so it can be > 1, and updates the documentation.

[Jun 18, 2002] Not A Commander - a better rip-off of Norton Commander(tm) by Sergey Babkin

This project's purpose is a file manager for X11 with the user interface inspired by the Norton Commander (tm). Unlike the other NC clones, I try to keep the interaction with the command line unimpeded and transparent. I also try to do things more in the Unix way. The development is going in the Way of Natural Stupidity: first get something working and then add the features and refine the design. The main architectural goal is to keep the architecture flexible and make future changes easy.

The current state of development is "alpha": at least all the basic features are implemented in at least a basic way.

Read about how to Make Your X11 Look Like The Text Console

Look at the project from the hight of the first anniversary. (Updated on Oct 11, 2001).

My article about the Tk geometry managers written in Tcl was printed in the October 2001 issue of ;login:, the Usenix association magazine. This article is a direct result of experiences with NAC.

Index of -pub-Linux-utils-file-managers-mc-snapshots 

 version 4.5.55 was buggy (Andrew Samoilov patches helped a bit, but still...).  This one is seems to be much better. Macros from the command line does not work properly ( try "cd %D" it should change to the directory of the unactive panel, but that it will not; Ctrl-x-p works). 

Andrew V. Samoilov's patch collection for Midnight Commander (Russian) -- for v. 4.5.55 by Pavel Roskin

mc-cdrtools by Sami Lempinen

This utility contains four user menu entries for manipulating CD-Rs:

They are quite handy for quickly moving stuff over to a CD-R.

Note that mkisofs and cdrecord are required. You may want to edit the entries to suit your taste for the command line options for mkisofs, write speed and SCSI unit for cdrecord etc.

MCUtils for the GNU Midnight Commander 

It's very convenient to move file from Windows to Unix using Far ftp. But right now more and more sysadmins close ftp and use ssh/scp instead.  This module is scp plug-in for FAR. It works via pscp/plink.
One can not only copy and edit files, but to execute Unix commands as well.

Nico Cuppen Software

Nico commander 5.35 (shareware $20), User configurable buttons are essentially the idea of Favorites in slightly different packaging. Dowload Nico's Commander version 5.35.

- Ten or twenty application buttons you can configure to start your
favorite application with one mouse click, and feed the application
a file you selected.
- User configurable function keys.
- File search (with jokers) and search for strings inside files.
- Zip and unzip with a few clicks of your mouse.
- Support for RAR, CAB, TAR, GZIP and TZ archives.
- Directory compare.
- File compare.
- Explorer-like context menus.
- Supports FAT32 and NTFS.
- Show the current date and time in the title bar of the active window.
- Built-in editor without Notepads limitations.
- Built-in hex editor.
- Built-in viewer for text files and for a number of popular graphical
file formats: JPEG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, PCX, PNG.
- Reach icons on your desktop with one mouse click, even if your
desktop is cluttered with windows.
- Reach your Control Panel applets with one click of the mouse.
- Use FTP sites as local disks, with proxy/firewall support.
- Print ASCII files one page on a sheet (portrait) or two pages on a
sheet (landscape).
- Optional command prompt with command history.
- Minimize by right clicking on empty space in Nico's Commander's main
- ExitWin button to exit and restart Windows or to shut down or reboot
your machine.
- Esc key can instantly activate your Screen Saver.
- Help is available everywhere.



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