Double Commander

2.9. Internal Commands

Content

1. Table of Command Categories
2. Description of all commands by category
2.1. Active Panel
2.2. Left Panel
2.3. Right Panel
2.4. File Operations
2.5. Configuration
2.6. Network
2.7. Miscellaneous
2.8. Mark
2.9. Clipboard
2.10. Navigation
2.11. Help
2.12. Window
2.13. Command Line
2.14. Tools
2.15. View
2.16. Tabs
2.17. Logs

1. Table of Command Categories

Internal commands may be groups by categories so here they are:

Table of Command Categories
CategoryDescription
These commands apply to the current selected panel, left or right.
These commands apply to the left panel, no matter which one is currently selected.
These commands apply to the right panel, no matter which one is currently selected.
These commands apply to current selected item in current selected panel.
It includes operations like view/copy/move/rename/delete/pack/unpack/split, etc.
These are the commands that can have a direct impact on your files.
Access options and configurations of Double Commander.
Related directly with computer network.
Inevitable category with those commands which we did not know in which category to place them!
Effort has been made to try not to place too many commands in this category.
Select the items on which file operations will take place.
Interaction between the system clipboard and selected items.
To move from one folder to another to access different items according to their location.
Access the integrated help files of Double Commander.
Commands related to the Double Commander window, its look and behaviour like any other computer application.
Interact with command line to view past commands and help to invoke new ones.
For action requiring more than a click. These action will generally show another window to have Double Commander do some more complex jobs.
Commands related with the visibility and appearance of data files, system files, etc.
Interact with tabs by creating new ones, navigate from directory to directory, etc.
Actions related with DC log files.

2. Description of all commands per category

Here is a quick description of all the internal command.

For each of them we will:

2.1. Active Panel

These commands apply to the current selected panel, left or right.

Category "Active Panel"
NameDescription
cm_BriefView
Ctrl+F1
Just the name of the items.
If possible, more than one column.
cm_ColumnsView
Ctrl+F2
One item per line, with default or user defined columns.

Parameter Value Description
columnset column set name show user defined column set
(nothing, default) show default column set
See column section in main help file.
cm_ThumbnailsView
Ctrl+Shift+F1
Items shown as small images.
If possible, in more than one column.
cm_FlatView
Ctrl+B
Will scan all the directories of active panel to show all content in one single panel.
cm_QuickView
Ctrl+Q
Content of selected item shown in opposite panel.
As we navigate to next items, displayed content is updated.
cm_SortByName
Ctrl+F3
Sort items in active panel by name.
cm_SortByExt
Ctrl+F4
Sort items in active panel by extension.
cm_SortBySize
Ctrl+F6
Sort items in active panel by file size.
cm_SortByDate
Ctrl+F5
Sort items in active panel by date.
cm_SortByAttr Sort items in active panel by attributes.
cm_ReverseOrder Invert sorting items displayed in the active panel.
cm_SrcOpenDrives Open drives list for active panel.
cm_UniversalSingleDirectSort Will sort specified column in specified order of the specified panel.
See the following table for the possible parameter values.

Parameter Value Description
panel active will operate on active panel
inactive will operate on inactive panel
left will operate on left panel
right will operate on right panel
(absent) will operate on active panel
column name sorted columns will be the "name-ext"
ext sorted column will be the "ext"
size sorted column will be the "size"
datetime sorted column will be the "datetime"
(absent) sorted column will be the "name"
order ascending will sort with ascending order
descending will sort with descending order
(absent) will sort with descending order
Note: If any of these three parameters are not defined or are defined incorrectly; the default values for these parameters will be: panel=active, column=name and order=ascending.
Example:
"cm_UniversalSingleDirectSort: panel=active, column=size, order=descending"
This will sort the item in active by column according to size — larger files first.
cm_CountDirContent
Alt+Shift+Enter
Compute overall size of the contents of each of the directories present in current selected panel.

2.2. Left Panel

These commands apply to the left panel, no matter which one is currently selected.

Category "Left Panel"
NameDescription
cm_LeftBriefView In left panel, just the name of the items.
If possible, more than one column.
cm_LeftColumnsView In left panel, one item per line, with default or user defined columns.

Parameter Value Description
columnset column set name show user defined column set
(nothing, default) show default column set
See column section in main help file.
cm_LeftThumbView In left panel, items shown as thumbnails.
If possible, more than one column.
cm_LeftFlatView Will scan all the directories of left panel to show all content in this single panel.
cm_LeftSortByName Sort items in left panel by name.
cm_LeftSortByExt Sort items in left panel by extension.
cm_LeftSortBySize Sort items in left panel by size.
cm_LeftSortByDate Sort items in left panel by date.
cm_LeftSortByAttr Sort items in left panel by attributes.
cm_LeftReverseOrder Invert sorting items in the left panel.
cm_LeftOpenDrives
Alt+F1
Open drives list for left panel.

2.3. Right Panel

These commands apply to the right panel, no matter which one is currently selected.

Category "Right Panel"
NameDescription
cm_RightBriefView In right panel, just the name of the items.
If possible, more than one column.
cm_RightColumnsView In right panel, one item per line, with default or user defined columns.

Parameter Value Description
columnset column set name show user defined column set
(nothing, default) show default column set
See column section in main help file.
cm_RightThumbView In right panel, items shown as thumbnails.
If possible, more than one column.
cm_RightFlatView Will scan all the directories of right panel to show all this content in this single panel.
cm_RightSortByName Sort items in right panel by name.
cm_RightSortByExt Sort items in right panel by extension.
cm_RightSortBySize Sort items in right panel by size.
cm_RightSortByDate Sort items in right panel by date.
cm_RightSortByAttr Sort items in right panel by attributes.
cm_RightReverseOrder Invert sorting items in the right panel.
cm_RightOpenDrives
Alt+F2
Open drives list for right panel.

2.4. File Operations

These commands apply to current selected item in current selected panel.
It includes operations like view/copy/move/rename/delete/pack/unpack/split etc.
These are probably the commands that have a direct impact with your files.

Category "File Operations"
NameDescription
cm_View
F3
Open file in viewer program.
cm_Edit
F4
Open file in internal editor.
cm_EditNew
Shift+F4
Create a new file, and open it in the editor (see configuration).
cm_Copy
F5
Copy items from source to target.

Parameter Value Description
confirmation 1/true/on/yes shows confirmation dialog (default)
0/false/off/no does not show a confirmation dialog
queueid <queue identifier> by default places the copy operation into a specific queue, works only if no confirmation dialog is shown, value 0 means it will be an independent operation (not queued)

Example: "cm_Copy confirmation=1" will prompt user to confirm the copy, no matter how file operations confirmation for copy operations setting is set.
cm_CopyNoAsk Copy items from source to target without asking for confirmation.
cm_CopySamePanel
Shift+F5
Copy items in the same directory.
cm_Rename
F6
Rename or move items.

Parameter Value Description
confirmation 1/true/on/yes shows confirmation dialog (default)
0/false/off/no does not show a confirmation dialog
queueid <queue identifier> by default places the move operation into a specific queue, works only if no confirmation dialog is shown, value 0 means it will be an independent operation (not queued)

Example: "cm_Rename confirmation=1" will prompt user to confirm the rename/move, no matter how file operations confirmation for move operations setting is set.
cm_RenameNoAsk Rename or move items without asking for confirmation.
cm_RenameOnly
F2, Shift+F6
Rename files in the same directory.
cm_MakeDir
F7
Create a new directory.
cm_Delete
F8, Del
Delete selected item to trash can (recycle bin) or permanently.
Deleting to trash can might not be available for all platforms.
A different confirmation message is given when deleting to Trash Can or permanently.

Parameter Value Description
confirmation 1/true/on/yes shows confirmation dialog (default)
0/false/off/no does not show a confirmation dialog (be careful!)
trashcan 1/true/on/yes delete to trash can
0/false/off/no delete permanently
setting (default) acts accordingly to the global setting in File Operations, if that setting is enabled it will delete to trash can otherwise permanently
reversesetting acts in the opposite way than setting
cm_Wipe
Alt+Del
Wipe file.
cm_PackFiles
Alt+F5
Pack items into archive.

Parameter Value Description
PackHere (nothing) compressed file will be in active panel directory
(nothing, default) compressed file will be in inactive panel directory
cm_TestArchive
Alt+Shift+F9
Validate the integrity of the content of selected archive file.
If archive content is corrupted, error message will be reported.
cm_OpenArchive
Ctrl+PgDown
If a directory is selected, will open this directory to show its content.
If a file is selected, ignoring its extension, will try to open it as an archive based on its detected content (see ID configuration in other help page).
cm_ExtractFiles
Alt+F9
Unpack one or more selected archives.

Parameter Value Description
ExtractHere (nothing) extracted items will be in active panel directory
(nothing, default) extracted items will be in inactive panel directory
cm_OpenVirtualFileSystemList Open according to WFX plugin.
cm_FileProperties
Alt+Enter
Show item properties (size, data, attributes, etc).
cm_SetFileProperties Adjust item properties like creation, modified and last access date, file permission, etc.
cm_EditComment
Ctrl+Z
Create or edit comment for file/directory.
cm_ContextMenu
Shift+F10
Shows context menu for files and folders.

Parameter Value Description
justactionmenu 0/false/off/no menu will include the default system context menu AND the file extensions associated actions defined in Double Commander (default)
1/true/on/yes menu will include only the file extensions associated actions defined in Double Commander (the default system context menu won't be displayed)
cm_Open
Enter
Open a file or program under cursor.
Associated application based on file association configuration might be used, etc.
cm_ShellExecute
Ctrl+Alt+Enter
Will invoke computer's associated program to current selected item.
A single parameter may also be provided for the call.
cm_SymLink Create symlink to file/directory.
cm_HardLink Create hard link.
cm_FileSpliter Split files dialog.
cm_FileLinker Combine multiple splitted files together to form one single file.
cm_CheckSumCalc Calculate file checksum (MD5, SHA1, etc).
cm_CheckSumVerify Verify MD5, SHA1, etc. checksum.

2.5. Configuration

Access options and configurations of Double Commander.

Category "Configuration"
NameDescription
cm_Options Open configuration dialog.
Command supports a single parameter to jump to a specific configuration section.
Here is a link for possible parameters to use.
cm_ConfigToolbars Access configuration of the toolbar.
cm_ConfigDirHotList
Ctrl+Shift+D
Access configuration of the directory hotlist.

It is equivalent to "cm_WorkWithDirectoryHotlist" command with following parameters:
action=config source=%Ds
cm_WorkWithDirectoryHotlist Access the "Directory Hotlist" configuration window.
With the parameters, you may control which actions will be done regarding the hotlist.

Parameter Value Description
action add add an entry (target will be added depending of option in config)
addsrconly will add an entry with source only
addboth will add an entry and target
config config an entry
show simply show the config window
addsel add the current selected directory(ies)
(other parameters are ignored)
directconfig config the specified "nth" entry
(nothing) same as "add"
source source_path the directory to add/config as "source"
(nothing) directory the active panel is in
target target_path the directory to add/config as "target"
(nothing) directory the inactive panel is in
index 0-999 if action=directconfig, the "nth" entry from the hotlist
(nothing) index 0 will be used
Example:
"cm_WorkWithDirectoryHotlist action=addboth"
This will add to directory hotlist both current directories of active and inactive frame as source and target respectively.
cm_FileAssoc Open file associations configuration.
cm_ConfigFolderTabs Access configuration for settings related with folder tabs.
cm_ConfigFavoriteTabs Access configuration of the Favorite Tabs.
cm_ConfigTreeViewMenus Access configuration of the Tree View Menus. This is where we could configure for which command by default we want to use the tree view menu style of selection.
cm_ConfigTreeViewMenusColors Access configuration of the color used with the Tree View Menu section interface.
cm_ConfigHotKeys Access configuration of hotkeys.
cm_ConfigSearches Access configuration of general options regarding file search.
cm_ConfigSaveSettings Will save all the current settings and history, just like if you would close application and restore.
This might be useful if you've used DC during a long session and you want to save current context in case system would crash and you do not want to lose current history when you would restart DC.
cm_ConfigSavePos Will save current state and position of the main window of DC.
cm_ConfigArchivers Will launch the configuration page of the external archivers.
cm_ConfigTooltips Will launch the configuration page for the tooltips.
cm_ConfigPlugins Access configuration of plugins.

2.6. Network

Related directly with computer network.

Category "Network"
NameDescription
cm_NetworkConnect Nothing for the moment, but might be used in the future with network related stuff.
cm_NetworkDisconnect Nothing for the moment, but might be used in the future with network related stuff.

2.7. Miscellaneous

Inevitable category with commands we did not in which category to place them!
Effort has been made to try to don't place too much commands in this category.

Category "Miscellaneous"
NameDescription
cm_CalculateSpace
Ctrl+L
Calculate occupied space of selected items in active panel.
cm_Benchmark Launch a simple benchmark consisting in running supported hash functions.
cm_RunTerm
F9
Starts a terminal.
cm_ExecuteScript Execute Lua script file (requires Lua .DLL installed), see also.

Parameter Value Description
{first} file name path to Lua script file
{param1} command line parameter #1 passed as command line parameters to Lua script
{param2} command line parameter #2
{paramX} command line parameter #X

2.8. Mark

Select the items on which the file operations will took place.

Category "Mark"
NameDescription
cm_MarkPlus
Num +
Select items in active panel using a mask (provided or not) according the the following parameters:

Parameter Value Description
mask <any string> the filter to use
(absent) will prompt user to type filter
casesensitive 0/false/off/no filtering will be done ignoring case
1/true/on/yes filtering will be done case-sensitive
(absent) case sensitivity will be the last one used for the current file view
ignoreaccents 0/false/off/no filtering will be done evaluating an exact match regarding accentuated characters
1/true/on/yes items and mask will be compared ignoring their accent and ligatures replaced by distinct letters
(absent) ignoring or not accents will be like the last time it was specified for that file view
windowsinterpretation 0/false/off/no filtering will be done like DC legacy
1/true/on/yes filtering will be done like Windows
(absent) using DC legacy filtering or Windows one will be like the last time it was specified for that file view
attr d- filtering will ignore directories and take only files
d+ filtering will ignore files and take only directories
h- filtering will ignore hidden files (Windows)
ux+ filtering will take only entries with attribute owner's executable (Linux)
uw+|gw+|ow+ filtering will take files that are writeable either by user, group or anybody else (Linux)
(absent) filtering will be done according to what's configured in "File views", section "Marking/Unmarking entries", the option "Default attribute mask value to use".
note: this means "attr=" with no right value.
filter everything, no matter the configured "Default attribute mask"
Note1: So if command is used without any parameters, user will be prompt to enter its filter and other options will be the same ones as the last time their were specified in the current session foreach file view.
Note2: When using filtering like Windows as oppose of DC legacy, file with no extension will be selected with filter *.*
Note3: When specifying the "mask" parameter, please note you may also use predefined selection type simply by preceding the name of it with symbol ">" like "mask=>Pascal files".
Note4: When using filtering parameter "ignoreaccents=TRUE", the ligatured characters like "œ" for example will be evaluated as the sequence "oe". So for example "cœur" will match "coeur".
Note5: The fact to use parameters like "casesensitive" for example will not affect the subsequent usage the "cm_MarkPlus" with no parameters which will use the default same parameters of last time it was prompting the user.
Note6: Regarding the "attr" possible parameter values, see the "The Searching for files with specific attributes." section in the "Find files" help file. The way to specify the filter regarding the attributes is the same.
Example1: "cm_MarkPlus mask=*.pas;*.dfm;*.dpr;*.inc casesensitive=false" This will select all the files matching the given filter mask (which is basically common Delphi source file extensions) and ignoring the case of the letters.
Example2: "cm_MarkPlus mask=*ecole*.docx ignoreaccents=true" This will select all the files matching the given filter mask (which is basically Microsoft Word document with the word "ecole" in them) ignoring the accents. This means it will select file with "├ęcole" and "ecole" in them since accent are ignored.
cm_MarkMinus
Num -
Unselect items in active panel matching the mask (provided or not) according the the same parameters as the cm_MarkPlus command.
cm_MarkMarkAll
Ctrl+A, Ctrl+Num +
Will basically select all the entries in the active panel according to attribute filter that follows.

Parameter Value Description
attr d- filter every entries that are not a directories
d+ filter every entries that are a directories
h- filter every entries that don't have the hidden attributes
ux+ filter all entries with attribute owner's executable (Linux)
uw+|gw+|ow+ filter all entries that are writeable either by user, group or anybody else (Linux)
(absent) will select everything that match what's configured in "File views", section "Marking/Unmarking entries", the option "Default attribute mask value to use".
note: this means "attr=" with no right value.
filter everything, no matter the configured "Default attribute mask"
cm_MarkUnmarkAll
Ctrl+Num -
Will unselect all the entries of the active panel according to the same filter described in table of cm_MarkMarkAll command.
cm_MarkInvert
Num *
Will Invert the selected state of all the entries matching the same filter described in table of cm_MarkMarkAll command.
cm_MarkCurrentPath Mark files with the same path as item under cursor of active panel.
Note: It might seem useless at first look but may be used in at least two situations:
After you've filled a panel with search results coming from various level of directories
After you've invoke the "cm_FlatView" internal command.
cm_UnmarkCurrentPath Unmark files with the same path as item under cursor of active panel.
See note of "cm_MarkCurrentPath" for the possible usefulness of this command.
cm_MarkCurrentName Mark files with the same filename ignoring the extension as item under cursor of active panel.
cm_UnmarkCurrentName Unmark files with the same filename ignoring the extension as item under cursor of active panel.
cm_MarkCurrentExtension
Shift+Num +
Mark files with the same extension as item under cursor of active panel.
cm_UnmarkCurrentExtension
Shift+Num -
Unmark files with the same extension as item under cursor of active panel.
cm_MarkCurrentNameExt Mark files with the same filename and extension as item under cursor of active panel.
See note of "cm_MarkCurrentPath" for the possible usefulness of this command.
cm_UnmarkCurrentNameExt Unmark files with the same filename and extension as item under cursor of active panel.
See note of "cm_MarkCurrentPath" for the possible usefulness of this command.
cm_CompareDirectories Will select the items, in both active and inactive panels, that are not present in the opposite panel.
Parameter Value Description
files

Version 1.0.0 +

on/off select files
directories

Version 1.0.0 +

on/off select directories
(nothing, default) select files only
cm_SaveSelection Used in conjunction with "cm_RestoreSelection".
The "cm_SaveSelection" command will save in internal buffer current selected items.
Then later, the command "cm_RestoreSelection" could be use to re-select again the same items that were selected before.
cm_RestoreSelection See previous "cm_SaveSelection" command.
cm_SaveSelectionToFile Save the current selection to a file.
You may specify the output filename into the first parameter.
If no parameter is supplied, Double Commander will prompt user to enter one.
cm_LoadSelectionFromFile Will read the content of the supplied file to select items from what is read from the file.
This file could be supplied as the first parameter of the internal command.
If no file is supplied, application will prompt use to enter one.
cm_LoadSelectionFromClip Will select the item of the active panel based on the content of the clipboard.

2.9. Clipboard

Actions related to interact between system's clipboard and selected items.

Category "Clipboard"
NameDescription
cm_CutToClipboard
Ctrl+X
Cut selected text, file or directory to clipboard.
cm_CopyToClipboard
Ctrl+C
Copy selected text, file or directory to clipboard.
cm_PasteFromClipboard
Ctrl+V
Paste data from clipboard.
cm_CopyNamesToClip
Ctrl+Shift+X
Copy item names to clipboard.
cm_CopyFullNamesToClip
Ctrl+Shift+C
Copy item full names to clipboard.
cm_CopyPathOfFilesToClip Will copy the full path of the current selected items including an ending directory separator.
cm_CopyPathNoSepOfFilesToClip Will copy the full path of the current selected items excluding an ending directory separator.
cm_CopyFileDetailsToClip Will copy file information of selected items onto the clipboard.

2.10. Navigation

To go from one folder to another to access various items according to their location.

Category "Navigation"
NameDescription
cm_DirHistory
Ctrl+H
Invoke dir history menu.

Parameter Value Description
menutype popup directories in history will be displayed in a popup menu
treeview directories in history will be displayed in a tree view menu
(nothing) the default is assumed to be through a popup menu
position panel menu will be shown from the top left corner of active panel
cursor menu will be shown at the current mouse cursor position
(nothing) the default is assumed to be from the top left corner of active panel
(nothing, default) popup menu shown from top left corner of active panel
cm_DirHotList
Ctrl+D
Directory hotlist.

Parameter Value Description
menutype popup hot directories will be displayed in a popup menu
treeview hot directories will be displayed in a tree view menu
(nothing) the default is assumed to be through a popup menu
position panel menu will be shown from the top left corner of active panel
cursor menu will be shown at the current mouse cursor position
(nothing) the default is assumed to be from the top left corner of active panel
(nothing, default) popup menu shown from top left corner of active panel
cm_ChangeDirToParent
Ctrl+PgUp, Backspace
Go to the parent directory of the current shown one.
cm_ChangeDirToHome
Ctrl+Shift+Home
Go to to the user's home directory.
cm_ChangeDirToRoot
Ctrl+\
Go to root directory ("/" in GNU/Linux).
cm_TargetEqualSource
Alt+Z
Show same directory in opposite panel.
cm_TransferLeft
Ctrl+Left
Open directory under cursor in the left panel.
cm_TransferRight
Ctrl+Right
Open directory under cursor in the right panel.
cm_LeftEqualRight Show same directory in left panel than what is in the right panel.
cm_RightEqualLeft Show same directory in right panel than what is in the left panel.
cm_Exchange
Ctrl+U
Swap file panels.
cm_QuickSearch
Ctrl+S
Quick search in directory.

Parameter Value Description
search on/off/cycle Determine the state of the quick search frame at the bottom:
- when it's "on", the specified search parameters are applied and quick search frame is shown at the bottom
- when it's "off", quick search is removed and search frame is hidden
- when it's "cycle", it is to use for when you invoke many time in a row the command to go to the next matching item
direction first/last/next Determine the direction of the quick search for the item that match the search criteras:
- when it's "first", to the first item found from the top
- when it's "last", to the last item
- when it's "next", to the next one after the current one at the moment of the search. Please note that it may do a wrap around to come back to prior item if none was found after the current selected one.
*Note: This option is unrevelant when the "search=cycle".
matchbeginning on/off/toggle sets or toggles the match beginning option
matchending on/off/toggle sets or toggles the match ending option
casesensitive on/off/toggle sets or toggles case sensitivity
files on/off/toggle sets or toggles filtering files
directories on/off/toggle sets or toggles filtering directories
filesdirectories toggles between filtering only files, only directories or both
text <any string> sets any string as the new searched string
cm_QuickFilter
Ctrl+F
It allows to filter the file list to show only desired files/directories.

Parameter Value Description
filter on/off/toggle - when it's "on", the specified filter is applied and configurable filter frame is shown at the bottom
- when it's "off", filtering is removed and filter frame is hidden
- when it's "toggle", it will toggle between the two previous states
matchbeginning on/off/toggle sets or toggles the match beginning option
matchending on/off/toggle sets or toggles the match ending option
casesensitive on/off/toggle sets or toggles case sensitivity
files on/off/toggle sets or toggles filtering files
directories on/off/toggle sets or toggles filtering directories
filesdirectories toggles between filtering only files, only directories or both
text <any string> sets any string as the new filter

For example, setting a tool button with the following parameters will allow pressing button to toggle the application of a filter to show only the "txt" file or not each time the button is pressed:
text=txt
filter=toggle
files=on
directories=on
matchbeginning=off
matchending=on

When no parameter at all is specified, it will be assumed to activate the filter AND the other options will be the same as previous filter except for the text with the focus ready in the text box to allow you to type the desired text to set filter.
cm_EditPath User may type directly the directory he wants see in the selected panel.
cm_ChangeDir Will switch the active/inactive/left/right panel to the specified directory(ies).
Please note that you may specify more than one parameter, so with only one command, you may set both source and target path.

Parameter Value Description
activepath specified_path will switch the active panel to the specified_path
inactivepath specified_path will switch the inactive panel to the specified_path
leftpath specified_path will switch the left panel to the specified_path
rightpath specified_path will switch the right panel to the specified_path
For legacy backward compatibility, you may also provide simply a single path as single parameter and DC will switch active panel to that path.

Examples:
cm_ChangeDir activepath=%DESKTOP% inactivepath=E:\Medias\Paul Houde
This will make the active panel to show content of %DESKTOP% directory and in the inactive panel you'll see the content of "Paul Houde" one.

cm_ChangeDir leftpath=C:\Working rightpath=E:\Euler
No matter where is the current active panel, the left one will show content of "Working" folder and the right panel will show the one of "Euler".

cm_ChangeDir \\TERA-06\OPENSHARE1\MEDIAS\PICTURES\2015
This is the DC legacy way of working, the active panel will switch to show content of the network mentioned path.
cm_GoToFirstEntry
cm_GoToFirstEntry

Version 1.0.0 +

Current selection of the active panel to its first folder or file.
cm_GoToLastEntry
cm_GoToLastEntry

Version 1.0.0 +

Current selection of the active panel to its last folder or file.
cm_GoToFirstFile Current selection of the active panel to its first file.
cm_GoToLastFile Current selection of the active panel to its last file.
cm_ViewHistory Will popup at the cursor position, the last directories visited.

Parameter Value Description
menutype popup directories in history will be displayed in a popup menu
treeview directories in history will be displayed in a tree view menu
(nothing) the default is assumed to be through a popup menu
position panel menu will be shown from the top left corner of active panel
cursor menu will be shown at the current mouse cursor position
(nothing) the default is assumed to be from mouse cursor position
(nothing, default) popup menu shown at the current mouse cursor position
cm_ViewHistoryNext
Alt+Right
According to list of last directories visited, will set the active panel to the very next one, if any, visited prior to current one.
cm_ViewHistoryPrev According to list of last directories visited, will set the active panel to the very last one visited prior to current one.
cm_OpenDriveByIndex In the current tab of the specified panel, will show content of the specified drive.
If no panel is specified, it will be in the current active panel.

Parameter Value Description
index 1 will use 1st drive of list
2 will use 2nd drive of list
3 will use 3rd drive of list
n will use nth drive of list
side left selected drive will be in left panel
right selected drive will be in right panel
inactive selected drive will be in inactive panel
(absent) selected drive will be in current active panel
(nothing) Specifying at least the index is mandatory.

Example: "cm_OpenDriveByIndex side=left index=2" will focus panel on left and show drive E: content assuming in our current drive list we have C:, E:, S: and X:.
cm_FocusSwap Switch focus between left and right panel.

Parameter Value Description
side left will set focus on left panel
right will set focus on right panel
(nothing, default) will set focus on the opposite panel of the current selected one

2.11. Help

Access the integrated help files of Double Commander.

Category "Help"
NameDescription
cm_HelpIndex Open Double Commander help index page.
cm_Keyboard Open keyboard shortcuts help page.
Note: This will be a passive HTML file. So you if you change the keyboard shortcut from the default one, be aware that the passive html help file won't show the actual shortcut the application is currently using.
cm_VisitHomePage Go to Double Commander's home page.
cm_About
F1
Show program "About" information.

2.12. Window

Commands related with the Double Commander window, its look and behavior, like any other computer application.

Category "Window"
NameDescription
cm_HorizontalFilePanels
Ctrl+Shift+H
Will set the arrangement of panels between two vertical ones disposed in left/right OR two horizontal ones disposed in top/bottom.

Parameter Value Description
mode (nothing)/
legacy
toggle between vertical/horizontal
vertical vertical panels (default)
horizontal horizontal panels

Example: "cm_HorizontalFilePanels mode=horizontal" will force the two panels to be in horizontal disposition, one above the other.
cm_PanelsSplitterPerPos Set the panels width, e.g. 50% — equal size.

Parameter Value Description
splitpct 0-100 percentage of whole width to assign to left panel
(or top panel if horizontal mode is enabled)
(nothing, default) percentage set to 50-50

Example: "cm_PanelsSplitterPerPos splitpct=80", with vertical panels, will set the left panel width to 80% of the available space.
cm_ShowMainMenu Determine if we see the main bar menu or not.

Parameter Value Description
menu 1/true/on/yes main menu is displayed
0/false/off/no main menu is not displayed
treeview 1/true/on/yes on request, the main menu item will be shown under the form of a tree view menu
0/false/off/no dummy, will simply be ignored
(nothing, default) toggle the visibility of the main menu

Example: "cm_ShowMainMenu menu=off", will hide the main menu.
cm_ShowButtonMenu Determine if we see the toolbar or not.

Parameter Value Description
toolbar 1/true/on/yes toolbar is displayed
0/false/off/no toolbar is not displayed
treeview 1/true/on/yes on request, the toolbar menu item will be shown under the form of a tree view menu
0/false/off/no dummy, will simply be ignored
(nothing, default) toggle the visibility of the toolbar
cm_OperationsViewer
Alt+V
Shows a window with the file operations process currently in progress if any.
cm_OpenBar Ex-command not implemented anymore.
Since the configuration of the toolbar is done via one single simple versatile dedicated configuration window, you may want to refer to cm_ConfigToolbars command instead.
cm_Minimize Minimize the Double Commander window.
cm_Exit
Alt+X
Close Double Commander.
cm_TreeView
Ctrl+Shift+F8
Tree View Panel.
cm_FocusTreeView
Shift+Tab
Switch focus between current file list and tree view (if enabled).

2.13. Command Line

Interact with command line to view past commands and help to invoke new ones.

Category "Command Line"
NameDescription
cm_FocusCmdLine
Shift+F2
Change focus to the command line.
cm_ShowCmdLineHistory
Ctrl+7
Show history of all commands used in the command line.

Parameter Value Description
menutype combobox the combo box of the command line will be expanded so you may chose the command from the command line history
treeview a tree view menu will be opened above the combox box of the command line
(nothing) the default is assumed to be through the combo box
cm_ToggleFullscreenConsole
Ctrl+O
Toggle fullscreen mode console window.
cm_CmdLineNext Will activate in the next command line typed prior the current one, if any.
cm_CmdLinePrev Will activate in the next command line typed after the current one, if any.
cm_AddPathToCmdLine
Ctrl+P
Place current path in command line.

Parameter Value Description
mode smartquote will place the added text between quotes, only if necessary (like for example if there are spaces in it and will let it intact if there is no spaces
forcequote will systematically quote that will be added
neverquote will systematically never quote that will be added
prompt will prompt the user if he wants to quote his added text or not, with the default choice set like if it would be a "mode=smartquote"
(nothing) the default is assumed to be "mode=smartquote"
cm_AddFilenameToCmdLine
Ctrl+Enter
Place filename of current selected item in command line.
Note: Command also accepts the same parameters as the cm_AddPathToCmdLine.
cm_AddPathAndFilenameToCmdLine
Ctrl+Shift+Enter
Place current path and filename of selected item in command line.
Note: Command also accepts the same parameters as the cm_AddPathToCmdLine.

2.14. Tools

For action requiring more than a click.
These action will generally show another window to have Double Commander do some more complex jobs.

Category "Tools"
NameDescription
cm_MultiRename
Ctrl+M
Open Multi-Rename Tool.

Parameter Value Description
preset a preset name The provided preset name will be loaded
(nothing, default) Load the last settings used or what has been configured for Preset at launch
cm_Search
Alt+F7
Open Search dialog with default parameters or with saved template from option "Default search template" (see File Operations > File search).
Also command supports a single parameter to open Search dialog with saved template, use template name as is without quotes.
cm_AddNewSearch
Shift+Ctrl+F7
Create and open a new instance of Search dialog window. Invoking this command to do a search will preserve the searches we've made earlier in the session. It will also allow to launch a new search instance to search something else while a long search is in progress.
cm_ViewSearches If we've launched a few instances of search with the cm_AddNewSearch, this command will allow us to view a summary of them and be able to switch back to one of them.
cm_DeleteSearches If we've launched a few instances of search with the cm_AddNewSearch, this command will allow us to close and remove from memory all of them at once.
cm_SyncDirs Will invoke the directory synchronization tool to scan left and right panel folder to eventually see the content difference and make them equal.
cm_CompareContents Open compare by contents dialog
cm_DebugShowCommandParameters Will simply show a message with the info passed as parameters.
This may be helpful to validate the parameter you're passing to a command.
cm_DoAnyCmCommand
Shift+F12
Will show an internal command selector window where user may select any of the possible internal command and execute it.

2.15. View

Commands related with the visibility or not of files like the system files, etc.

Category "View"
NameDescription
cm_Refresh
Ctrl+R
Refresh panels.
cm_ShowSysFiles Show hidden and system files.
cm_SwitchIgnoreList Enable or not the "Ignore list" depending of the parameter.

Parameter Value Description
ignorelist 1/true/on/yes ignore list is enabled
0/false/off/no ignore list is not enabled
(nothing, default) toggle the state of the ignore list

Example: "cm_SwitchIgnoreList ignorelist=on", ignore list is enabled so item present in the ignore list won't be shown in the panels.

2.16. Tabs

Interact with tabs by creating new ones, navigate through them, etc.

Category "Tabs"
NameDescription
cm_NewTab
Ctrl+T
Create a new tab for opened directory.
cm_OpenDirInNewTab
Ctrl+Up
Open directory under cursor at new tab, but don't switch to it.
cm_NextTab
Ctrl+Tab
Change to next tab.
cm_PrevTab
Ctrl+Shift+Tab
Change to previous tab.
cm_RenameTab Prompt user to rename current tab of active panel.
cm_CloseTab
Ctrl+W
Close current tab of active panel.
cm_CloseAllTabs Close all tabs of panel(s), excluding the active one, according to following parameters:

Parameter Value Description
side left action closes tabs in left panel
right action closes tabs in right panel
active action closes tabs in active panel
inactive action closes tabs in inactive panel
both action closes tabs in both panels
dolocked 1/true/on/yes action closes also the locked tabs
0/false/off/no ignore locked tabs
confirmlocked 1/true/on/yes if "dolocked" is true, user has to confirm closing locked tabs no matter the configured option "Confirm close locked tabs"
0/false/off/no if "dolocked" is true, close locked tabs without asking confirmation no matter the configured option "Confirm close locked tabs"
(not specified) if "dolocked" is true, ask or not user to confirm closing locked tabs according to the configured option "Confirm close locked tabs"
(nothing, default) close all the non locked tabs, excluding the active tab, on the active panel
For legacy backward compatibility, you may also provide simply a single word as single parameter like "LeftTabs" and "RightTabs" to specify the panel where to apply command.
cm_CloseDuplicateTabs Close tabs pointing to same dirs so at the end of action, only one tab for each dir is kept.

Parameter Value Description
side left action closes duplicated tabs in left panel
right action closes duplicated tabs in right panel
active action closes duplicated tabs in active panel
inactive action closes duplicated tabs in inactive panel
both action closes duplicated tabs in both panels
dolocked 1/true/on/yes action closes also duplicated locked tabs
0/false/off/no ignore duplicated locked tabs
confirmlocked 1/true/on/yes if "dolocked" is true, user has to confirm closing duplicated locked tabs no matter the configured option "Confirm close locked tabs"
0/false/off/no if "dolocked" is true, close duplicated locked tabs without asking confirmation no matter the configured option "Confirm close locked tabs"
(not specified) if "dolocked" is true, ask or not user to confirm closing duplicated locked tabs according to the configured option "Confirm close locked tabs"
(nothing, default) close all the duplicated non locked tabs on the active panel
cm_CopyAllTabsToOpposite All tabs from the specified side will be added also on the opposite side. By default with no parameter, it copies tab from the active panel to the inactive panel.

Parameter Value Description
side left will copy tabs from left panel to the right one
right will copy tabs from right panel to the left one
active will copy tabs from active panel to the inactive one
inactive will copy tabs from inactive panel to the active one
both will copy tabs from both panel to the opposite ones
(nothing, default) will copy tabs from active panel to the inactive one
cm_LoadTabs Open a file expected to contains tab names and their associated directories to apply to panel.

Parameter Value Description
filename filename.tab the file used to load the tabs
(not specified) a file requested will appear to prompt the user to indicate from which .tab file to load the tabs from
loadleftto left tabs saved in left panel in .tab file will be in left panel
right tabs saved in left panel in .tab file will be in right panel
active tabs saved in left panel in .tab file will be in active panel
inactive tabs saved in left panel in .tab file will be in inactive panel
both tabs saved in left panel in .tab file will be in both panels
none tabs saved in left panel in .tab file will be ignored
loadrightto left tabs saved in right panel in .tab file will be in left panel
right tabs saved in right panel in .tab file will be in right panel
active tabs saved in right panel in .tab file will be in active panel
inactive tabs saved in right panel in .tab file will be in inactive panel
both tabs saved in right panel in .tab file will be in both panels
none tabs saved in right panel in .tab file will be ignored
keep left tabs present in left panel will be preserved
right tabs present in right panel will be preserved
active tabs present in active panel will be preserved
inactive tabs present in inactive panel will be preserved
both tabs present in both panels will be preserved
none none of the present tabs will be preserved
For legacy backward compatibility, you may also provide simply a single filename as single parameter and DC will load that .tab file "as is", so left and right tabs will be restored to left and right panel respectively.
cm_SaveTabs Will save into a file the current tab names and their associated directories, for both left and right, to a .tab file to be eventually loaded back with previous described command.

Parameter Value Description
filename filename.tab the file used to save the tabs
(not specified) a file requested will appear to prompt the user to indicate to which .tab file to save the tabs to
savedirhistory 1/true/on/yes will save also the history of last directories for each tabs
0/false/off/no history of last directories won't be saved
For legacy backward compatibility, you may also provide simply a single filename as single parameter and DC will save to that .tab file.
cm_SetTabOptionNormal Current tab status to normal.
cm_SetTabOptionPathLocked Current tab to "locked", user can't change directory.
cm_SetTabOptionPathResets Current tab to "locked with dir change allowed", user may change directory inside the panel, but if user changes tab and then come back to that one, it will come back to original directory where it was "locked with dir changed allowed".
cm_SetTabOptionDirsInNewTab Current tab to "locked with dir change in new tab", user may change directory inside the panel, but as user enters in new directory, that one will be opened in a new tab.
cm_SetAllTabsOptionNormal Set back to "normal" all the tabs.

Parameter Value Description
side left affects tabs in left panel
right affects tabs in right panel
active affects tabs in active panel
inactive affects tabs in inactive panel
both affects tabs in both panels
(nothing, default) affects only the tabs of the active panel
cm_SetAllTabsOptionPathLocked All tabs to "locked", user can't change directory.

Parameter Value Description
side left affects tabs in left panel
right affects tabs in right panel
active affects tabs in active panel
inactive affects tabs in inactive panel
both affects tabs in both panels
(nothing, default) affects only the tabs of the active panel
cm_SetAllTabsOptionPathResets All tabs to "locked with dir change allowed", user may change directory inside the panel, but if user changes tab and then come back to that one, it will come back to original directory where it was locked.

Parameter Value Description
side left affects tabs in left panel
right affects tabs in right panel
active affects tabs in active panel
inactive affects tabs in inactive panel
both affects tabs in both panels
(nothing, default) affects only the tabs of the active panel
cm_SetAllTabsOptionDirsInNewTab All tabs to "locked with dir change in new tab", user may change directory inside the panel, but as user enters in new directory, that one will be opened in a new tab.

Parameter Value Description
side left affects tabs in left panel
right affects tabs in right panel
active affects tabs in active panel
inactive affects tabs in inactive panel
both affects tabs in both panels
(nothing, default) affects only the tabs of the active panel
cm_LoadFavoriteTabs Prompt the user with a popup to request asking to select a previously saved setup of tabs.

Parameter Value Description
menutype popup favorite tabs will be displayed in a popup menu
treeview favorite tabs will be displayed in a tree view menu
(nothing) the default is assumed to be through a popup menu
position panel menu will be shown from the top left corner of active panel
cursor menu will be shown at the current mouse cursor position
(nothing) the default is assumed to be from the top left corner of active panel
(nothing, default) popup menu shown from top left corner of active panel
cm_SaveFavoriteTabs Will save in the "Favorite Tabs" the current opened tabs. Later on, on request, user may reload these saved setup using the "cm_LoadFavoriteTabs" command.
cm_ReloadFavoriteTabs Reload again the last Favorite Tabs setup that was loaded. So if after browsing in every tab and additional tabs were added, etc. we want to restore "as-is" what has been set for the last Favorite Tabs that was loaded, that's the command to invoke.
cm_ResaveFavoriteTabs Will resave the current tabs configuration over the last loaded Favorites Tabs entry. This is useful if you realized you're missing a tab in one of your configuration. After loading your Favorite Tabs you add the missing tab you wanted and then you invoke "cm_ResaveFavoriteTabs" internal command.
cm_PreviousFavoriteTabs Will load the Favorite Tabs setup that is just before in our list the last one we loaded.
cm_NextFavoriteTabs Will load the Favorite Tabs setup that is just after in our list the last one we loaded.
cm_ActivateTabByIndex Will activate the specified tab in the specified panel where it will also switch to.
If no panel is specified, tabs used will be from the active panel.

Parameter Value Description
index 1 will activate 1st tab
2 will activate 2nd tab
3 will activate 3rd tab
n will active nth tab
-1 will activate last tab
side left will switch to and use tabs of left panel
right will switch to and use tabs of right panel
inactive will switch to and use tabs of inactive panel
(absent) activated tab will be on current active panel
(nothing) Specifying at least the index is mandatory.

Example: "cm_ActivateTabByIndex side=right index=1" will activate the 1st tab in the rigth panel and will switch focus on it.

2.17. Logs

Actions related with DC logs file.

Category "Logs"
NameDescription
cm_ViewLogFile Open the current log file of operation.
cm_ClearLogFile Will erase the current log file of operation.
cm_ClearLogWindow Will clear the log window content.

Originally created by Rustem (dok_rust@bk.ru)


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