Under Windows, I use Total Commander. Under Linux, my favorite is Midnight Commander but there is one thing that I miss a lot: copy queue. That is, I would like to send copy tasks in a queue. If you open several MC instances and you start a copy task in each, it will be very slow. Windows’ Total Commander has this function. Is there a file manager under Linux that can do that?
This feature is very useful when you want to make a compilation. For instance, you go to a friend with your external HDD, you browse his movie/music collection on his machine, and you just put in the copy queue what you like. At a given moment only one file is copied, so the system stays responsive.
The file manager Krusader knows this. Copy queue works exactly like in Total Commander:
First, install krusader:
sudo apt-get install krusader
apt-get will suggest several extra packages (
unace, etc.). It can be a good idea to install them too.
When I put a shortcut on my desktop, an empty icon was associated to the application :( You can download a nice icon from here.
Solution #2 (update 20110928)
You can also try Double Commander, which “is a cross platform open source file manager with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander and features some new ideas.”
Installation from PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexx2000/doublecmd sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install doublecmd-gtk
I’ve read about DC here (in Hungarian).