#RaspberryPi – Double Commander on #RaspberryPi4, because files are important!

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Hi !

As a Windows User, I was never happy with the out-of-the-box File Explorer, that’s why I’m a big fan of Total Commander. The 2 panels mode to move or copy files between the panels, or the quick access keys, ftp connections and more, makes Total Commander a #MustHave tool in my Windows 10 Station.

I started to look for something similar for Raspberry Pi, and after a couple of tests my choose is: Double Commander (see references).

It’s easy to install, just this command

sudo apt-get install doublecmd-qt

And it will appear on the Accessories menu.

So far, Double Commander, is part of my setup list of tools to be installed on Raspbian for my Raspberry Pi 4 developer station!

Happy Coding!

Greetings @ Burlington

El Bruno

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#MacOs – Where is my Total Commander? fman es una gran alternativa a TC en Mac

Buenas !

En mis posts anteriores escribi sobre las alternativas que he encontrado en MacOS para aplicaciones como Paint y Putty. Si bien, ambas herramientas son muy importantes, no las uso tan a menudo como la del post de hoy: Total Commander.

Total Commander es una herramienta genial. Yo he utilizado TC desde que soy usuario de Windows, y eso son muchos años. La idea de tener 2 paneles con los archivos en una carpeta, y que desde los mismos se pueda copiar, mover, eliminar y mas con un solo clic, es genial. Además, he dejado de utilizar FileZilla como cliente FTP, ya que con TC tengo las mismas opciones directamente en la herramienta.

Nota: Soy consciente que la idea de 2 paneles de vista de archivos es anterior a Windows. Algunos compañeros del metal me mostraron demos de Norton Commander, que parece que era una herramienta imprescindible en esos días.

Norton Commander 5.51

Pues bien, llega el momento de buscar alternativas y para eso lo mejor es https://alternativeto.net/, La búsqueda de alternativas para Total Commander se puede ver en este link (incluyendo las de MacOS) https://alternativeto.net/software/total-commander/

He utilizado algunas durante las últimas semanas y la que más me ha gustado ha sido fman. He aquí algunas razones

  • La app es simple. No tiene nada que no deba estar allí, con una UI simple y minimalista.

01 fman simple view

  • Utiliza las mismas teclas que Total Commander para copiar, mover, eliminar, etc. Esto es un plus importante ya que la memoria en los dedos ayuda y mucho. (siend que no hay tecla Fn en MacOS)

03 fman keyboard

  • Lo mismo con las teclas de dirección y la tecla BackSpace (Delete) para navegar al folder anterior.
  • Cmd & P abre una ventana de búsqueda muy útil.

02 fman quick search

  • Soporta plugins. Hay una lista interesante de plugins aquí: https://fman.io/docs/plugins y esto también me da la oportunidad de mejorar mis conocimientos de python.

Y por último, es barata! Le voy a dar un mes de prueba (todo Marzo) y luego adquiriré una licencia.

Kudos para Michael Hermann (@m_herrmann) el creador de la App, que parece que como yo, al venir de Windows con TC se encontró con la necesidad de algo similar en MacOS y lo creo!

Happy coding!

Saludos @ Toronto

El Bruno

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#MacOs – Where is my Total Commander? hey, the amazing fman is a great alternative!

Hi !

In my 2 previous posts I shared my experiences looking for alternatives to Paint and Putty in MacOS. Both tools are very important, however are not as frecuently used as this one in Windows: Total Commander.

Total Commander is amazing, that’s it. I’ve using TC since I’m using Windows. The whole idea of 2 file panels where you can easily copy and move files between the panels is great. Also a single click to edit or view a file is a very powerful option. I’ve even stopped using FileZilla for FTP actions, because TC has an amazing and powerful embedded FTP client.

Note: I know that the 2 file panel concept is much older than windows. Some colleagues show me old demos of Norton Commander, which seems to be an awesome product back on those days.

Norton Commander 5.51

So, now that I know the website https://alternativeto.net/, I searched for alternatives to Total Commander for MacOS. This is the direct link for a set of alternatives https://alternativeto.net/software/total-commander/

I’ve used a few during the past weeks, and I finally decided to use fman as main file system tool in MacOS. And there are a couple of reasons for this.

  • It’s very simple. Does not have any additional or silly features, it has an amazing and simple user interface.

01 fman simple view

  • It also uses the standard keys for copy, paste and more actions like Total Commander. My hand memory is very useful here.

03 fman keyboard

  • Same with arrows keys and backspace to get back to previous folder.
  • Cmd & P opens a very powerful search bar. I really like this feature.

02 fman quick search

  • And it also support plugins. There is a full ecosystem of plugins here: https://fman.io/docs/plugins and this also give me chance to improve my python skills.

Finally, it’s cheap! I’ll give this a try during march and then I’ll get a license. And kudos to Michael Hermann (@m_herrmann) who created this tool after moving to MacOS from Windows and be used to use Total Commander.

Disclaimer: I won’t share the name of the products I’ve tried and not liked. There are a few of them.

Happy coding!

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

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