Total Commander has been the favourite file manager of many customers for many years. It’s no shock that it has been the inspiration for a lot of clones.
muCommander is one in every of these, and occurs to be an open source different. The program is out there for macOS, Windows, and Linux.
Here’s a comparability of the interfaces of Total Commander and muCommander. The latter’s GUI is maybe a bit simpler on the eyes, that is in all probability because of the theme and the icons on the toolbar.
But it is the options which might be essential. muCommander has a two-pane interface, clearly. You can swap to a horizontal view from the Window menu. Not a fan of the dual-pane view? Switch to the only pane mode. There is an elective tree view that may be enabled as properly. An handle bar is out there on the high of every pane, to the left of which is a drive switcher menu button.
There are 5 columns displayed within the interface: Extensions (which is the icon column on the left edge), file title, measurement, Date, Permissions. These will be toggled from the View menu’s Show/Hide Columns. Drag and drop a column to rearrange the order.
Right-clicking contained in the interface brings up a context menu that is used for opening information of their default handler, or load the situation in Explorer. You also can use the menu to repeat information, or simply the file names, base names or the trail of the information. Working with a bunch of information or folders? Use the mark and unmark choices, there are mark all and unmark all menu objects too. One helpful function right here is the “Change Permissions” choices that permits you to set the Read, Write and Executable permission for every file and folder on a per-user or group foundation.
The program has an archiver device built-in that you should use to pack ZIP, TAR, GZip, BZip2 codecs. Unpacking assist contains 7z, RAR amongst different well-liked codecs. The File Menu has a checksum worth checker device, a file splitter and joiner, and a batch rename utility.
The utility remembers the earlier session and opens the final accessed folders once you begin it once more. This conduct will be modified from the Preferences. muCommander can be utilized to setup and hook up with your FTP, SMB, SFTP, S3, HTTP, HDFS, NFS, VSPHERE servers. You may additionally electronic mail information instantly from the applying. Bookmarks will be added to rapidly leap to your favourite folders.
The command bar on the backside shows some features that you would be able to entry, these can be utilized by utilizing the hotkeys F3-F10. muCommander options a built-in textual content and picture viewer that may be accessed from the command bar or the F3 key. There is an inner editor too, however this solely works with textual content information.
The Refresh button within the Command Bar is an additional possibility that the majority File Managers do not have. Speaking of which, you possibly can customise the underside bar from the View menu and there are a complete host of shortcuts to select from.
The program has a handful of themes to select from together with a retro theme that is just like Norton Commander, a darkish theme and a few sub-theme kinds as properly.
muCommander is keyboard pleasant and there are various shortcuts that you should use and customise. The program requires Java to run. The Linux model is fairly equivalent to the Windows model.
Though the present construct was up to date a 12 months in the past, the developer has been engaged on it, and has just lately hinted that a new model can be launched quickly.
Of the numerous Total Commander clones on the market, muCommander is one of many higher ones.