If you are looking for a fast, effective, and powerful file manager that is loaded with features, Krusader might be the right choice for you. Krusader is a twin panel file manager that will work on most Linux desktops, Krusader will also help you perform many daily tasks with ease.
You can create your own customized user menu for functions you use most often. Krusader can even function with an optional terminal emulator below the main window. You can connect to remote file systems, work with archives, and much more.
To install Krusader on your system just use these commands in your terminal.
$ sudo apt-get install krusader
The standard Krusader user interface is only somewhat more complicated than typical file managers.
At the top of the Krusader window you will see a menu bar. The menus will contain all the available actions for the Krusader file manager.
The tool bar is located underneath the menu bar. This bar contains many helpful shortcuts that you can use for the most common Krusader actions such as navigating directories.
Below that you will see the left and right file display area where files and folders will be shown.
Under the main display area you can open an optional terminal emulator.
Function Keys Bar
At the bottom of the Krusader window you will see several buttons with shortcut keys displayed on them. These buttons and the corresponding shortcuts can be used to quickly complete several daily tasks.
There is a small status bar below the bottom shortcut buttons, the status bar will change and display information based on what items you now have highlighted.
The Krusader toolbar can be moved or customized as you see fit, use the anchors near the edges of the toolbar.
To access the toolbar options just right-click somewhere on the toolbar. If you want to you can disable the toolbars completely. More options can be found in the view menu, or by clicking on the configure toolbars button from the settings menu.
The main toolbar contains several common actions that you will frequently find useful. This is the default toolbar, others can be activated and customized if needed.
This optional toolbar is reserved for user actions and bookmarks.
This optional toolbar can be used to display the path of the open folder.
Each panel can also have its own optional toolbar. These panels use a set of buttons that has already been configured.
The default Krusader interface has two panels that will display the contents of directories you have chosen. You can only work on one file panel at a time, the panel you currently have selected will always stay highlighted.
Alternative Viewing Modes
Two different viewing modes are available, detailed view or brief view. Detailed view will display file names, file sizes, creation date, and more. The brief file view will only display file names. The number of information columns for file information can also be adjusted. Each panel will also remember its own location history.
From the view menu you can choose to display an optional command line below the main Krusader window. Options are available to display a command line, a terminal emulator, both, or none. Krusader can also display a previous command history. The terminal emulator has several key bindings and in general functions in much the same way standard terminal emulators do.
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