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krusader - Man Page

advanced twin-panel file manager and FTP client by KDE


krusader [Options] url


Krusader is an advanced twin panel (commander style) file manager for Plasma and other desktops in the *nix world, similar to Midnight or Total Commander. It provides all the file management features you could possibly want. Plus: extensive archive handling, mounted filesystem support, FTP, advanced search module, viewer/editor, folder synchronization (disabled by default), file content comparisons, powerful batch renaming and much much more. It supports the following archive formats: ace, arj, bzip2, deb, gzip, iso, lha, rar, rpm, tar, xz, zip, and 7-zip and can handle other KIOSlaves such as smb:// or fish:// It is (almost) completely customizable, very user friendly, fast and looks great on your desktop! :-) You should give it a try.


-h --help

this lists the options available at the command line

-v --version

lists version information for Krusader


show the authors


show the license

--left <path>

start left panel at <path>

--right <path>

start right panel at <path>

--profile <panel-profile>

load <panel-profile> on startup

-d --debug

enables debug output


if there is already a tab open with that url, it is activated, otherwise a new tab is opened in the active panel



Configuration files:


~/.local/share/krusader/krbookmarks.xml or krusader/krbookmarks.xml in the folder which can be determined using the qtpaths --paths GenericDataLocation command

~/.local/share/krusader/useractions.xml or krusader/useractions.xml in the folder which can be determined using the qtpaths --paths GenericDataLocation command


~/.local/share/kxmlgui5/krusader/krusaderui.rc or kxmlgui5/krusader/krusaderui.rc in the folder which can be determined using the qtpaths --paths GenericDataLocation command


All POSIX: Linux, Solaris, All BSD Platforms: FreeBSD, MacOS-X

KDE 2.x

krusader v1.01 stable but there are no planned changes.

KDE 3.x

Krusader v1.01 needs KDElibs 2

Krusader v1.02 - 1.40 needs KDElibs 3

Krusader 1.40 prefers >= KDE 3.2

Krusader v1.50 - v1.51: KDE 3.2 - KDE 3.3

Krusader v1.60.0- v1.70.0: KDE 3.3 - KDE 3.4

Krusader 1.70.x-1.80.x: KDE 3.4 - KDE 3.5

KDE 4.x

Krusader 2.0-2.4: KDE 4

KDE Frameworks 5

Krusader 2.5 and newer

The latest version of Krusader can be found at the Krusader website[1].


OFM filemanager features.

Strong keyboard orientation.

Powerful internal viewer and editor.

Advanced search module that can search in archives. Supports: ace, arj, bzip2, deb, gzip, iso, lha, rar, rpm, tar, xz, zip, and 7-zip.

Directory comparison and filtering.

FTP/Samba client with a connection manager with SFTP/SCP support.

Synchronizer, UserActions, Embedded console.

Compare files by content. Easy editing of file permissions.

Diskusage, Calculate occupied space. Checksum creation-verification.

Fully MIME type-aware (with or without magic!).

Mountmanager, Locate, Krename support.

Root mode, Tabbed panels, Sidebar. Mouse selection modes.

Profiles for: Panels, Key-bindings, Colors.

For more features read the Features page[2].


Krusader is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

License version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation.

See the built-in help for details on the License and the lack of warranty.

The copyright for the project and its name are still held by Shie Erlich and Rafi Yanai.


Krusader is translated into many languages.


Read the KDE translation howto[3] if you want translate Krusader in your native language.


The latest version of the KRUSADER FAQ can be found on KDE documentation site[4].

See Also

The Krusader Handbook, at the krusader help menu.


Krusader is developed by a dedicated team of individuals, known as the Krusader Krew.

Shie Erlich, author [erlich {*} users {.} sourceforge {.} net] (retired)

Rafi Yanai, author [yanai {*} users {.} sourceforge {.} net] (retired)

Dirk Eschler, Webmaster [deschler {*} users {.} sourceforge {.} net] (retired)

Csaba Karai, Developer [ckarai {*} users {.} sourceforge {.} net] (retired)

Heiner Eichmann, Developer [h {.} eichmann {*} gmx.de] (retired)

Jonas Baehr, Developer [jonas.baehr {*} web.de] (retired)

Vaclav Juza, Developer [vaclavjuza {*} seznam {.} cz] (retired)

Jan Lepper, Developer [jan_lepper {*} gmx {.} de] (retired)

Andrey Matveyakin, Developer [a.matveyakin {*} gmail {.} com] (retired)

Davide Gianforte, Developer [davide {*} gengisdave {.} org]

Alexander Bikadorov, Developer [alex.bikadorov {*} kdemail {.} net]

Martin Kostolny, Developer [clearmartin {*} zoho {.} com]

Toni Asensi Esteve, Developer [toni.asensi {*} kdemail {.} net]

Nikita Melnichenko, Developer [nikita+kde {*} melnichenko {.} name]

Frank Schoolmeesters, Documentation & Marketing Coordinator [frank_schoolmeesters {*} yahoo {.} com] (retired)

Richard Holt, Documentation & Proofing [richard {.} holt {*} gmail {.} com] (retired)

Matej Urbancic, Marketing & Product Research [matej {*} amis {.} net] (retired)

Yuri Chornoivan, Documentation <yurchor@ukr.net>

The project is written using KDevelop and Qt Designer.


See the TODO file in the distribution for information on what remains to be done.

For fixes, patches and comments mail to <krusader-devel@googlegroups.com>.

Krusader Krew


Krusader Krew <krusader-devel@googlegroups.com>

Krusader man page.


  1. Krusader website
  2. the Features page
  3. KDE translation howto
  4. KDE documentation site


2017-05-06 Krusader KDE User's Manual