DoubleCMD 0.6.6 Has Been Released

Double Commander is an cross-platform, open-source file manager, inspired by Total Commander.

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Main features:

  • All operations working in background
  • Multi-rename tool
  • Tabbed interface
  • Custom columns
  • Internal text editor (F4) with syntax hightlighting
  • Built in file viewer (F3) to view files of in hex, binary or text format
  • Archives are handled like subdirectories. You can easily copy files to and from archives. Supported archive types: ZIP, TAR GZ, TGZ, LZMA and also BZ2, RPM, CPIO, DEB, RAR.
  • Extended search function with full text search in any files
  • Configurable button bar to start external programs or internal menu commands
  • Total Commander WCX, WDX and WLX plug-ins support
  • File operations logging

The latest version available is Double Commander 0.6.6 Beta, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:

  • [Language translation] Japanese Translation
  • [Default] Infinite thumbnails creation when switching to thumbnails view at %LOCALAPPDATA%\doublecmd\thumbnails
  • [Logic] CRC-file not found due to case sensitivity error
  • [Plugins] ‘Test Archive’, don’t show an error message
  • [Plugins] Archiv Test raises error (wrong extension)
  • [Plugins] sevenzip configure don’t work as expected
  • [Graphical user interface] Directory color highlight
  • [Graphical user interface] no refresh the file/directory-list
  • [File operations] ‘overwrite all’ user interaction dialog keep requesting permission (sync folder)
  • [File operations] Panel of operations doesn’t signal messages (questions) to the user
  • [Graphical user interface] Time not displayed in datetime column (Alexx2000) – resolved.
  • [File operations] No feedback about missing access right
  • [Graphical user interface] Column width settings are not preserved when restarted

Installation instructions:

The latest Double Commander versions are available via some third party PPA, so installing it on Ubuntu should not cause too many problems. All you have to do is add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the doublecmd-gtk or doublecmd-qt (depending on your DE) package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexx2000/doublecmd
$ sudo apt-get update

For GTK based systems, do:

$ sudo apt-get install doublecmd-gtk

For Qt based systems, do:

$ sudo apt-get install doublecmd-qt

Optional, to remove doublecmd, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove doublecmd-*

The installation instructions should work on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and derivative systems like Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint 6, Peppermint 5, LXLE 14.04 and Linux Lite 2.

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