The Krusader is a file manager with many extras for the KDE Software Compilation 4 He works with a two-column view on the model of the Midnight Commander (similar to the Windows program Total Commander ). Krusader supports Linux, Solaris, and other Unix systems. The program is distributed under the GNU General Public License and has been so far over 735,000 downloaded from the official server time, plus it is part of the packet size, virtually every well-known Linux distribution.


Krusader offers all the usual file manager functions in a two-column view, supports a variety of archive formats (such as tar, zip, bzip2, gzip, rar, ace, arj, lha, RPM), FTP, synchronize directories, compare file contents, inter alia Furthermore, contains the Krusader an integrated viewer / editor. Through the actions (English User Actions ), the functionality of the file manager to be expanded.


The Krusader project was founded in May 2000 by Shie Erlich and Rafi Yanai, to create a kind of Total Commander for Linux. Shie and Rafi decided to cooperate with the Qt toolkit to write the program in KDevelop. Krusader -M1 ( Milestone 1 ) was the first preview version for KDE 2 ( Cleopatra 1.91 ). Mid-2005, counted the Krusader development team ( " Krusader Krew " ) around ten members.