I have the aspiration to get into Linux as much as possible, using Mint 18.1 Cinnamon and KDE - still trying to evaluate which desktop I am going to stick to. I want to restrict using the Windows VMs as much as possible. Thus, the most important tool is an outstanding file manager for the Mint flavors under evaluation. Both Nemo under Cinnamon and Dolphin under KDE are nice, but they are not powerful enough for my everyday needs. In Total Commander under Windows, I use e.g. its mass file renaming, synchronization, checksum capabilities a lot, plus many more.
Thus, I am giving Krusader under KDE and Double Commander under Cinnamon thorough looks. Double Commander (still very beta?) is trying to imitate Total Commander to a very large extent, while Krusader is more free and seems to be the more advanced product.
Now, here are my questions:
- I installed the Krusader 2.4.0-beta3 from the Linux Mint 18.1 KDE repository as well as Krename. My problem is to get reasonable checksum apps for the "deep" recursive operations into Krusader. The LM repository offers md5deep, but as a transition to hashdeep only. So I installed hashdeep from the Mint software center and set that to be checksum app for md5deep, sha1deep, sha256deep ... whirlpooldeep in the Krusader configuration. I cannot find separate md5deep, sha256deep ... apps anywhere. Any help out there?
- Running the checksum creation tools on a directory or list of directories, hashdeep keeps calculating size, md5 and sha256's for each file and puts those into the output checksum file. Taking that file to verify the same directories, I get a positive match from Krusader/hashdeep for both the original checksum output and a screwed-up version of it. Horrendous! Please, any ideas out there what I am doing wrong?
- I am a bit unhappy with Krusader version 2.4.0-beta3, which is relying on KDE 4.14.22. I suppose that Linux Mint 18.1 KDE is using the KDE Framework 5, since it features the Plasma 5.8 desktop. How could I possibly get to the current Krusader 2.5.0 version? I am reluctant to try compiling from source. Ubuntu zesty offers Krusader 2.5.0 in its repository; very reluctant to pull that into Mint = Ubuntu xenial.