Sunflower 0.2.59 (Highly Customizable File Manager) Has Been Released

As you may know Sunflower is a highly customizable twin-panel file manager for Linux and Unix Systems, written in GTK. While it already comes with a few plugins enabled by default, new plugins can be added.

The latest version available is Sunflower 0.2.59, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:

  • Multiple file system monitor
  • Drag and drop in same directory
  • Column font size
  • Auto-complete in manual location entry
  • Support for XDG directory icons
  • Right-click drag and drop with options “Copy”, “Move”, “Link”
  • Option to choose to allow multiple instances
  • Emblem support
  • DBus support interface
  • Locking tabs and tab menus
  • Linking using with drag and drop
  • Affected items list in copy/move dialog

Installation instructions:

The latest SunFlower builds are available via some third party PPA, so installing the software on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.x, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and other Ubuntu derivative systems, so installing the software is easy.

All you need to do is add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the sunflower package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/sunflower
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install sunflower

Optional, to remove Sunflower, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove sunflower

For Debian Jessie, SparkyLinux and other Debian based systems, the sunflower packages are available via the project’s website, so you have to download it and install it via gdebi:

$ wget
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ sudo gdebi sunflower-0.2.59-1.all.deb

Optional, to remove Sunflower do:

$ sudo apt-get remove sunflower

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