File Managers

Double Commander – file manager with two panels side by side

Double Commander is an open source cross platform open source file manager with two panels side by side. This file manager is inspired by Total Commander (a shareware file manager for Windows) and features some new ideas.

Double Commander can be run on several platforms and operating systems including Linux and Windows. It supports 32-bit and 64-bit processors. Double Commander is written in Free Pascal/Lazarus.

The goal of Double Commander is to create a program close to Total Commander in operation and with maximum compatibility via the plugins and configuration files. However, Double Commander has some important advantages: it’s free to use, works with different operating systems, and is open source.

Features include:

  • All operations work in the background with threading operations support.
  • Tabbed panels interface with full drag & drop support.
  • Custom toolbar with buttons to launch external programs or internal menu commands.
  • Copy/Move files and folders via clipboard.
  • File colouring by search templates.
  • Custom columns.
  • Built in file viewer (F3) to view files in hex, binary or text format, views GIFs.
  • Internal text editor (F4) with syntax highlighting.
  • Archives are handled like subdirectories. You can easily copy files to and from archives. Supported archive types: ZIP, TAR GZ, TGZ, LZMA and also BZ2, RPM, CPIO, DEB, RAR
  • Test archives command – calculate/verify checksum.
  • Extended search function with full text search in any files.
  • Quick filter.
  • Natural sorting mode.
  • Configurable button bar to start external programs or internal menu commands.
  • Supports WCX, WLX, WDX and WFX plugins from Total Commander (also supports own DSX plugin format).
  • FTP support (via standard plugin).
  • Network support (Windows built-in, Linux via standard plugin).
  • Compare by Contents shows a window with two panels with the files to compare (usually text).
  • File operations logging.
  • File operations queue.
  • Auto update mount disk list.
  • Embedded console.
  • Multi-rename tool which allows renaming any files by defined mask.
  • Unicode support.
  • Highly customizable.

Support: Forums
Developer: Alexander Koblov, Przemyslaw Nagay and many contributors
License: GNU General Public License v2.0


Double Commander is written in Object Pascal. Learn Pascal with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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