Krusader

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Krusader
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Krusader twin panel file manager
Developer(s) Krusader Krew
Stable release 2.0.0 "Mars Pathfinder" for KDE4 (April 26, 2009; 4 years ago (2009-04-26)) [±]
Preview release 2.4.0 beta 3 (October 21, 2012; 17 months ago (2012-10-21)) [±]
Written in C++
Operating system Unix-like operating systems, experimental support for Windows
Type File browser
License GPL
Website www.krusader.org
Krusader on Debian Sarge with the Gnome desktop environment
Krusader-1.60.0 / KDE 3.41 on Apple Mac OS X

Krusader is an advanced orthodox file manager for KDE and other desktops in the *nix world, similar to GNOME Commander or Midnight Commander (Linux), or Total Commander (Windows). It supports extensive archive handling, mounted filesystem support, FTP, advanced search, viewer/editor, directory synchronisation, file content comparisons, batch renaming, etc.

It supports the following archive formats: tar, ZIP, bzip2, gzip, RAR, ace, ARJ, LHA, 7z and RPM and can handle other KIO Slaves such as smb or fish.

Krusader is published under GNU General Public License.

User interface[edit]

Krusader's user interface is based on the orthodox file manager (OFM) principle, also known as Commander-like file managers, are the family of file managers based on the old Norton Commander interface. The orthodox file manager has two windows called panels where one is active and the other inactive. The idea is to manipulate files from active to inactive panel or within active panel. Only the keyboard is required to do this, which makes the process much faster. Using the mouse is still an option. Krusader's deep integration into KDE (e.g. KParts, KIO) allows it to provide several additional services.

File viewer-editor[edit]

One of the many tools that Krusader provides is the viewer-editor Using the KParts object model, Krusader executes components that are capable of viewing (and sometimes editing) specific filetypes and embeds their client area directly into a new Krusader window. This makes it possible to, for example, view a KOffice document directly from within Krusader. Any application that implements the KParts model correctly can be embedded in this fashion.

Platforms[edit]

Krusader is primarily developed for the Linux platform, but it is available for some other platforms. These include BSD and Apple Mac OS X. A Windows port is in beta (as of Jan09).

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