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Old 12-03-2017, 07:48 AM   #1
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Best Total Command alternative on Linux?


Hello,

I have Windows 7 and I run very often "Total Commander" for file sorting, ordering,... Total Commander is programmed using Delphi and it won't be ported to Linux, never ever likely

Is there a possible alternative? I am using Debian (before Ubuntu). Thx.
 
Old 12-03-2017, 08:24 AM   #2
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It looks like a file manager of some sort. Which specific features or characteristics are you searching for?

How close are any of the following?

Nautilus, Thunar, PCManFM, Dolphin, Konqueror, Krusader, and Midnight Commander?

Some of those are customizable. There are many more file managers to be found in the repositories for Debian/Devuan or Ubuntu.
 
Old 12-03-2017, 08:53 AM   #3
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I think that is the last one, Midnight Commander, it is often used as mc (probably you need to install it first)
 
Old 12-03-2017, 08:54 AM   #4
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Actually Delphi was sort of ported to linux which was called Kylix. It was a flop.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borland_Kylix

Although Delphi was sold to Embarcadero which now supports linux, I don't think there are any desktop products.

You could try Lazarus which is a cross-platform IDE that uses the Free Pascal compiler and is mostly compatible with code written for Delphi if you could it its source code...

You might be able to run Total Commander in wine which is an API for running Windows applications in linux.

A bit old but here was a list of similar apps for linux. I don't which is the most compatible or that is still current except for maybe Midnight Commander.
Some current file managers have a dual pane mode but I doubt have all Total Commanders features.

https://168hours.wordpress.com/2008/...ves-for-linux/

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Old 12-03-2017, 10:18 AM   #5
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It looks like a file manager of some sort. Which specific features or characteristics are you searching for?

How close are any of the following?

Nautilus, Thunar, PCManFM, Dolphin, Konqueror, Krusader, and Midnight Commander?

Some of those are customizable. There are many more file managers to be found in the repositories for Debian/Devuan or Ubuntu.
Thank you. Midnight Commander remember an old dos programme, maybe pc dos. Thunar is nice!!
 
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Midnight Commander remember an old dos programme
Norton Commander?
 
Old 12-03-2017, 11:02 AM   #7
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Maybe also look at Double Commander, although I've switched from using that to Midnight Commander.
 
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Maybe also look at Double Commander, although I've switched from using that to Midnight Commander.
Ah, Norton Commander, yes it could be. Isn't there a port on Linux? It was programmed using Borland C or PASCAL probably.
 
Old 12-03-2017, 12:14 PM   #9
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Midnight Commander was intended to imitate Norton Commander. There's also Gnome Commander and BSCommander, both in the Debian and Ubuntu repositories.
 
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Midnight Commander was intended to imitate Norton Commander. There's also Gnome Commander and BSCommander, both in the Debian and Ubuntu repositories.
Midnight Commander looks different.

I just installed Gnome Commander. It is like the Total Commander Software. Key shortcuts are similar.
 
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Key shortcuts are similar.
Those should be fully customizable in all of the file managers. If you find one that is close enough then it might be worth tweaking.
 
Old 12-03-2017, 01:17 PM   #12
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Minor fyi: Commander vs. Command.

Minor fyi @packer59: you might want to Edit Title,
to change Command (I thot: totally CLI cmds) to Commander
You can do this by: Edit on #1, then must click 'Go Advanced'
to access the Title. Anyways, best wishes; enjoy

(that thot popped into my mind, because I was just reading
a recent discussion about gui vs. cli, &I'm a CLI-addict &GUI-n00b,
thus my attraction &confusion here)

Last edited by !!!; 12-03-2017 at 01:31 PM.
 
Old 12-04-2017, 01:26 AM   #13
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I'd say nautilus is pretty similar, but it uses external programs to do a lot of the stuff.
 
Old 12-06-2017, 09:16 PM   #14
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Minor fyi @packer59: you might want to Edit Title,
to change Command (I thot: totally CLI cmds) to Commander
You can do this by: Edit on #1, then must click 'Go Advanced'
to access the Title. Anyways, best wishes; enjoy

(that thot popped into my mind, because I was just reading
a recent discussion about gui vs. cli, &I'm a CLI-addict &GUI-n00b,
thus my attraction &confusion here)
I am using Microsoft Windows at work, programming in C++. I don't like CLI at all. Brrr. Why CLI?
 
Old 12-06-2017, 09:42 PM   #15
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I think that is the last one, Midnight Commander, it is often used as mc (probably you need to install it first)
Closest to Midnignt Commander in Windows is Far Manager

Total Commander is a GUI app
 
  


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