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How to Install Double Commander 0.6.5 (via PPA) On Ubuntu 15.04 & Ubuntu 14.04

In this article we will guide you how Install Double Commander  via PPA on Ubuntu and  its derivatives.

Double Commander (DoubleCMD)

-is a cross platform open source file manager for Linux Ubuntu. It comes with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander file manager.


  • Unicode support
  • All operations working in background
  • Multi-rename tool
  • Tabbed interface
  • Custom columns
  • Internal text editor (F4)  with syntax hightlighting
  • Built in file viewer (F3) to view files of in hex, binary or text format
  • 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.
  • Extended  search function with full text search in any files
  • Configurable button bar to start external programs or internal menu commands
  • Total Commander WCX, WDX and WLX plug-ins support
  • File operations logging

Changes and Updates on Double Commander 0.6.5:

  • Empty variables %Dl and %Dr for the root directory
  • Copying a directory to FTP and it already exists displays “Unknown error” message
  • Add support for PSD (Photoshop) files when viewing files as thumbnails in the file view panels
  • Samba: Copying error

To install Double Commander 0.6.5 Beta via PPA

  1. Open Terminal and run the following commands:

For Qt based systems, do:

To uninstall and remove Double CMD file manager f, run the command:


I started blogging around 2011 at #Ubuntupirates, #ProjectX and #pir8geek, I’m currently working as Network/Linux SysAdmin.

I’m a Linux,opensource advocate and interested in network security and InfoSec.

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