Install Double Commander in Ubuntu

In the days of Windows XP and Windows 7 among experienced computer users was a very popular file Manager Total Commander. But had two panels and a lot of hot keys that allow you to perform many actions very quickly. In Linux there are several file managers, in which the workspace is divided into two panels. It’s a console counterpart Far Commander – graphical Midnight Commander and Double Commander.

In this small article we will discuss how to install Double Commander in Ubuntu 18.04 and how to obtain the latest version of the program. In addition to the standard vozozhnost file Manager Double Commander supports the mounting balloon network and local drives, easy-to-create symbolic and hard links, and it also has a lot of hot buttons.

Install Double Commander in Ubuntu

1. Installing from the official repositories

Double Commander – is quite popular among the users program, so it is in the official repositories and you can install it from there. There are two versions, based on the libraries GTK and QT. To install GTK version run:

sudo apt install doublecmd-gtk

And to set the Qt version:

sudo apt install doublecmd-qt

After installation is complete, you can find the program in the main menu:

Version based on GTK looks like this:

A version based on QT so:

You can also launch the program through terminal:


2. The installation of a third-party repository

In the official Ubuntu repositories 18.04 now is version 0.8.2, although it was version 0.9.2. A PPA repository is abandoned, so we’ll have to use another third-party repository. To add the repository to your system run the following commands:

wget-nv -O Release.key

sudo apt-key add - < Release.key

sudo sh-c "echo 'deb /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:Alexx2000.list"

sudo apt-get update

Then use similar commands to install the program:

sudo apt install doublecmd-qt5

If the program was already installed, enough is updated to a new version:

sudo apt upgrade

How to remove Double Commander

To uninstall remove the package you installed:

sudo apt purge doublecmd-gtk


sudo apt purge doublecmd-qt


In this small article we discussed how to install Double Commander in Ubuntu. It’s a popular file Manager, which helps you to perform file operations much faster.


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