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I think it’s been 10 years now that I‘ve replaced the windows explorer with an amazingly better file manager. Although that is not free but totally worth it if I can get rid of a headache called “explorer.exe”. This double commander is exactly that good (it won’t be shocking if both soft-wares have the same architecture base) with the price of $0, so it presents all the pros and one MORE. See More
When I switched at home from Windows to Linux I could use Total Commander under Wine, but it wasn't so convenient, e.g. hitting Enter on an XLS file didn't start LibreOffice (I guess I would have to install the Windows version of LibreOffice under Wine, which IMO doesn't make sense). Now with DoubleCommander it works fine, so I probably will switch in my office (still using Windows with no possibility changing to Linux in sight) to DoubleCommander as well. See More
May be difficult to get past the fact that it asked for commands dd and cc and the likes to cut and or paste. Arch-Linux normally prides itself on not over-complicating things. This is too bad. It is a great idea with the 3 Smart Columns, but why would anyone prefer to need to learn 30 commands in order to cut and paste or copy a file or folder, or to see/change permissions? See More
If you are not familiar with vim-like keybindings, you can use standard keys from other file managers like F5 (copy), F4 (edit), F8 (delete), arrows for moving between folders/files, etc. If you don't like those either, you can customize bindings any way you like. See More
Ranger allows the use of various scripts for calling on individual or multiple files, for file previews, or for other operations. This allows for in-terminal full colour previews of images and videos. You can even call external scripts or chain shell commands from the primary interface. See More
I like it. It's quick, easy, and as importantly, works for my needs. That being said, it's currently version 0.3. And there doesn't seem to be much about it on its website. Said to be lots of improvements between version 0.2 and 0.3. Perhaps a little more specific (a what's new page maybe?). Perhaps some elaboration on the features mentioned at the bottom of the page. See More
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