System Administration

Essential System Tools: Krusader – KDE file manager

Last Updated on May 28, 2022

Synchronise Folders

This function compares two directories with all subdirectories and shows the differences between them. It’s accessed from Tools | Synchronise Folders (or from the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Y).

The tool lets you synchronize the files and directories, one of the panels can be a remote location.

Here’s a comparison of two directories stored on different partitions.

Krusader-Synchronise

The image below shows that to synchronise the two directories, 45 files will be copied.

Krusader-Synchronise-Action

The Synchronizer is not the only way to compare files. There’s other compare functions available. Specifically, you can compare files by content, and compare directories. The compare by content functionality (accessed from the menu bar “File | Compare by Content”) calls an external graphical difference utility; either Kompare, KDiff3, or xxdiff.

Next page: Page 5 – Disk Usage

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – KruSearcher
Page 4 – Synchronise Folders
Page 5 – Disk Usage
Page 6 – Checksum generation and checking
Page 7 – Custom commands
Page 8 – MountMan
Page 9 – Configuration
Page 10 – Summary

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Nonya
Nonya
5 years ago

I have used Krusader in the past. The only reason that I have it installed now is because of the removal of root functions from Dolphin! I always have a separate data partition on my computers. When doing a fresh install, or a re-install, I create the data partition, but is is created as being owned by root, not my user. In the past, Dolphin had the ability to allow me to change the ownership of a directory or partition. However, the author of Dolphin made the stupid mistake of removing that functionality. Now I run Krusader as root to change properties when I need to.

Kyle H
Kyle H
5 years ago
Reply to  Nonya

GUI software should *not* be run as root. It’s simply not secure. Even if you are happy to run that security risk, it’s only right and proper that software developers make the right decisions for the majority.

Ben Dobson
Ben Dobson
5 years ago

Configuration Page 9 should be with Page 1 or Page 2 as this what opens after install

Harold Jensen
Harold Jensen
5 years ago
Reply to  Ben Dobson

*should* it?

Sys
Sys
8 months ago

Several years have passed since that article was written, situation is better, although (for example, for the keditbookmarks case) we still can see on (for example) packages.ubuntu.com/lunar/krusader some suggested and recommended packages that Krusader may need to use.