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2.5.1. Description of the file manager


The file manager is under development. During this period, the existing functionality will be supplemented and changed.

Window filemanager consists of two independent panels. You can work in any of them.

At the top of the panel, information about the current location is displayed:

  • Connection source and connection name - show the current connection source and allow him change.
  • Way - the current directory, the contents of which are displayed in the file list. The desired path can be specified manually.
  • Refresh button - updating the list of files for the current directory.

A toolbar with the following buttons is displayed below the top panel:

  • « Upload files »- allows you to download the selected files from the PC to the current directory. The size of each file must not exceed 300 MB. If you need to download not individual files, but a whole directory, use either the folder download button or zip - zip it on your PC (best in zip format), upload the archive to the hosting and unzip it through the context menu.
  • « Upload folder »- allows you to download the selected catalog. Attention! Currently empty directories are not loaded.
  • « Upload files from the link »- allows you to download files from a third-party server using a direct link.
  • « File search "- allows you to search for files by name, content and age of the last change.
  • « Open SSH "- opens SSH web client in a separate browser window. The working directory in the web client will be the current directory that was selected in the file manager.
  • « Show folder size "- enables / disables counting and displaying directory sizes in the file list. Calculating dimensions takes time, so it is recommended to enable it only when necessary. When the display is disabled, the file list will be displayed faster.
  • « Show system files »- enables / disables the display of hidden system files and directories in the file list. These include directories .cache , .cagefs , .cl.selector , .config , .local , .ssh , .system , symlink tmp , files .bash* , .viminfo , .gitconfig .


Due to the peculiarities of browsers, the number of displayed elements in each panel is limited to 25000. To work with a directory containing a larger number of files and subdirectories, use SSH.

The file list consists of several columns:

  • Checkbox - allows you to select or deselect files and directories.
  • « Name "- the names of all files and directories in the current directory.
  • « A type »- the file extension is displayed immediately after the name.
  • « The size "- the size of each element. By default, sizes are displayed only for files. The size of the directory is calculated and displayed by clicking on the dash, a second click updates the information. You can enable permanent display of catalog sizes using the button in toolbars. Important! To reduce delays when navigating through directories, their sizes are cached and the file list can be updated with a delay of up to 5 minutes.
  • « Date "- date and time of the last change of the contents of a file or directory.
  • « Rights »- access rights to each of the files and directories.


The file manager works correctly only with files and directories whose names are encoded in UTF-8. List items with names in unsupported encodings are grayed out and unclickable. Similar situations can arise when, when loading via FTPclient enforcement of UTF-8 has not been enabled. A possible solution is to re-upload the files by configuring FTP-customer duly (instructions: FileZilla, Total Commander, WinSCP).

You can open any directory or file by clicking directly on the name or double-clicking. You can return to a higher level with a single click on the catalog. . (two dots).

For files, the opening action depends on their type and size:

  • File with text content up to 5 MB - opens in embedded file editor.
  • Image file - opens in the built-in viewer.
  • Archive file in the format zip - will open viewing the contents of the archive.
  • Other files - the file will open in the editor as it is or an error will be displayed.

Selecting items in the list:

  • Left-click - selects or deselects single elements. The previous selection is dumped.
  • Click with the key pressed Shift - highlights group elements.
  • Click with the key pressed Ctrl - selects or deselects single elements without reset selection from other elements.

Context menu when clicking on an area without selected elements:

  • « Create file »- create an empty file in the current directory.
  • « Create a folder »- creating a directory in the current directory.
  • « Paste »- paste copied or cut files or directories from the clipboard into the current directory.
  • « Insert symlink "- creation symbolic link to a file or directory.

Context menu when clicking on the selected elements:

  • « Open »- open the selected file in the editor or go to the selected directory.
  • « Download »- download the selected files and directories in the form of a zip archive.
  • « Rename "- rename the selected file or directory.
  • « Copy "- copy the selected files and directories to the clipboard for subsequent pasting.
  • « Cut »- cutting the selected files and directories into the clipboard for subsequent insertion.
  • « Create archive » — archive creation with dedicated files and directories.
  • « Extract archive » —  unpacking the selected archive.
  • « Create symlink "- copy the path to the selected file or directory for subsequent creation symbolic link.
  • « Access rights » —  changing access rights for the selected file or directory.
  • « Import database » —  database import from a dedicated SQL dump.
  • « Remove password » — deleting the set password.
  • « Properties » —  view properties selected file or directory.
  • « Delete »- deleting the selected files and directories.

Context menu items are also duplicated as buttons in the block action.

The status bar is displayed at the bottom of the panel and contains the following information:

  • « Total items "- the total number of files and directories in the current directory.
  • « Folders "- the number of directories in the current directory. If in toolbars the display of the size of directories is turned on, their total volume will be displayed in brackets.
  • « Files "- the number of files in the current directory. Their total volume is displayed in brackets.

When the file list is not fully loaded, the symbol is displayed after all values. + . Items are loaded automatically as you scroll through the list.

The block contains buttons that duplicate actions from context menu:

The block displays the status of various operations:

Some of the operations can be interrupted with the gray cross button.

  • and - navigation through the list of files.
  • and - switch to left / right panel.
  • Enter - open the selected file or directory.
  • Backspace (on Mac devices, the key Delete ) - return to the parent directory.
  • F2 - rename the selected file or directory.
  • Shift + and Shift + - highlight items above / below.
  • Ctrl + A - select all items in the file list.
  • Escape - remove selection.
  • Ctrl + C - copy the selected items to the clipboard.
  • Ctrl + X - cut selected items to the clipboard.
  • Ctrl + V - paste copied / cut elements into the current directory.
  • Delete (on Mac devices - shortcuts Fn + Delete ) - delete selected items.