Starting Krusader

Type krusader (lower case) at a command prompt. You can create shortcut on your desktop or create an entry in the (KDE) menu. Read the previous page and the FAQ if Krusader does not start.

When Krusader is started from the command line, various options can be specified to modify its behavior.

    	$ krusader
    	WARNING: Mt.Man: Born, looking around to get familiar. foo


Do not worry about the messages you get in the Konsole. These messages are log messages that can be used for debugging Krusader.

You can also use Alt+F2 to open the Run Command dialog box, type krusader (lower case) and press Enter or click on the Run button.

If Krusader is installed by an RPM or DEB package then usually Krusader can be started from the K menu. Click on the application launcher button and choose ApplicationsUtilitiesKrusader .

Command-line options:

--left <path>

start left panel at <path>

--right <path>

start right panel at <path>

--left <path1>,<path2>,<path3>

start left panel at <path1>,<path2>,<path3>, with tabs.

--profile <panel-profile>

load a panel-profile on startup (this overrides the default startup profile).


$ krusader --left=<path> --right=<path>

$ krusader --left=/mnt/cdrom --right=

$ krusader --left=<path1>,<path2> --right=<path1>,<path2>,<path3>

$ krusader--profile <panel-profile>

$ krusader --profile ftp-managment

The standard Qt™ and KDE command-line options are available, and can be listed by entering krusader --help .

Other command-line options:


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