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File manager with copy queue


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.

Solution #1

The file manager Krusader knows this. Copy queue works exactly like in Total Commander: F5, then F2.

First, install krusader:

sudo apt-get install krusader

apt-get will suggest several extra packages (unrar, 7zip, 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).

  1. Mr.Gosh
    March 29, 2012 at 22:24

    I found Ultracopier a good solutio too, if you dont want all the kde dependencies from krusader http://ultracopier.first-world.info/

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