Managing files with the Krusader twin-panel file manager


Article from Issue 78/2007

The user-friendly Krusader brings the time-honored twin-panel file manager format to the Linux desktop and offers easy shortcuts for keyboard users.

Krusader is a graphical file manager based on the twin-panel paradigm. The Krusader file manager was created early in 2000 by two enthusiastic programmers who wanted a graphical twin-panel file manager for the KDE environment and couldn’t find one.

The concept of a twin-panel file managers (which is also called an orthodox file manager) is not a new concept. The first twin-panel file managers emerged back in the mid 80s, with the now legendary Norton Commander, which was an inspiration for many text and graphical file managers. Among the first graphical versions that followed was the also legendary Windows Commander, which is now known as Total Commander for MS Windows.

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