Worker file manager

1. Things nice to know when using Worker

This section describes features and concepts which are probably unknown to new users and not easy to recognize.

1.1. List view bar

Besides the information shown in the list view bar there are functions connected to it. Double clicking on it opens the list of all directories in the cache (read below for more information about it). You can also select any of the parent directories of the current directory. Because the directory cache contains the last used directory, you can easily jump to a directory you used some time ago.

Hint: You can use the hotkey Alt+Return to open this window too.

Right-clicking on the list view bar opens the configuration window for this side. You can switch the mode of the side to the "information mode" to show detailed information about the active entry of the other side or to the "show image mode" to display the active entry of the other side as an image.

Clicking on the button of the corresponding "lister mode" will open its configuration.

Hint: You can activate the "information mode" by pressing Ctrl+i and the "show image mode" by pressing Ctrl+b. Pressing the hotkey again switches back to the previous mode.

1.2. Directory cache

Worker stores information about the directories in an internal cache. This information includes the selection state of all entries, the file types of the already recognized entries and the directory sizes calculated before. Whenever the user enters a directory Worker uses the information in the cache to update these values.

The content of a directory is always read when entering it so it will always be up to date. Only the old values of existing files will be restored of course.

The number of cached directories defaults to 50 but this can be changed in the configuration (dircache).

As mentioned before you can double click the list view bar or press Alt+Return to open the list of directories in the cache.

You can also cycle through the cache entries by clicking on the buttons on the left ("<" button) and the right (">" button) side of the path text area (below the list view).

1.3. List view headers

The header of the list view shows the name of each column displayed. The width of each column is dynamically changed to the width of the largest element.

It is also possible to limit the width by dragging the right end of the column to a specific width. Double clicking on the end of a header will reset the column width to dynamic adjustment.

You can also click on a header to change the sort mode.

1.4. File selection using patterns

Files can also be selected depending on a pattern. You can right-click on the "Invert selection" button or press "/" on the numblock to open a window. There you can enter the matching pattern, for example "*.png". When pressing return, all files with a matching file name will be selected (in addition to already selected entries).

The list view above the text area contains previously used patterns which can be selected by pressing "cursor up".

1.5. File types

Worker uses a powerful file type system to detect the file type based on file names, file content, libmagic information, and others. Read on...