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Terminal Emulator Mac Replacement | Commander One

Commander One is a perfect replacement for a native macOS file manager. The app offers more control over your files, lots of useful features, even using FTP on Mac from Terminal, and way more. Thanks to the built-in Mac Terminal emulator it is possible to fully maintain your file structure and system processes.
Yoo-hoo! Commander One runs natively on Mac computers with Apple silicon: M1 and M2 series!
Commander One

Features of the Mac Terminal Replacement App

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/Command Line

Commander One is a great replacement for Mac terminal. It allows you to execute commands right from its interface. You can seamlessly access FTP from Mac Terminal, execute FTP Mac Terminal commands without leaving the app.
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/Emulator window

Invoke Terminal window with the help of hotkeys for even better and more convenient file management. Establish a connection for FTP from Mac Terminal with ease.

/Use Terminal to manage files

Apply FTP Mac Terminal commands to manage files on your remote connections. Have convenient file management.
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/Copy Mode

Copy Mode enables you to copy & paste text, make and modify selections in the Terminal using the keyboard.

How to Open the Terminal Emulator on a Mac

Using macOS Terminal Emulator couldn't be easier. Follow this quick guide to open and run Terminal commands in Commander One:
Download and install Commander One.
Launch the app.
Type any command in the command line on the bottom panel of Commander One. This will allow you to execute terminal commands right from the interface without leaving the app.
To invoke the Terminal window, press Cmd+O simultaneously.
Once the Terminal window is open, you can easily connect to FTP, run FTP commands and perform other tasks using the command line interface.

Efficient File Manager for Mac

Now that we have covered how to open a Terminal Emulator on Mac, let’s take a closer look at other essential and useful features of Commander One. Besides having a classic two-pane interface, this app is considered to be a decent Finder alternative with an impressive set of tools, from simple file and data management to accessing FTP from Command Line and mounting cloud computing services as network drives.
Hidden files at your fingertips
The easiest way to show/hide hidden files with a handy toggle switch
Custom Fonts & Colors
Choose whatever appearance appeals most to you in order to enjoy your workflow
Brief mode
Get the most convenient overview of your files
Quick access to your favorite directories
Quickly get to the desired directories just by adding them to the Favorite List.
essentials within reach
Customized Hotkeys
Assign your perfect hotkey combo for speeding up file operations
Ability to open unlimited tabs
Commander One supports an unlimited number of tabs for fast file management
Smart items selection
Enjoy convenient and easy item selections while working with Commander One
File operations queue
Ability to set all file operations into the queue and quit each of them if needed
free and useful bonus features
Support for ZIP files
Dealing with ZIp archives has never been easier before. Compress or extract with ease
Built-in file viewer
No need to have a lot of apps to open different file formats. Easily view Hex, Binary, texts, images, media, HTML types
Local Computers on tap
Locate and list all available machines on the network with Commander One app for Mac
Root Access
Obtain full control and the deepest access to the files with Commander One
file transfer operations between panels

Frequently Asked Questions

You can use built-in tools and third-party programs to use FTP on a Mac to upload and download files to a remote server.
Find, launch it. Connect to FTP server by typing the server address in the following format: After a few seconds, you will be asked to insert a password.

By using the following commands you can seamlessly use FTP from the command line on Mac:

  • put filename - Upload a file to the server.
  • get filename - Download a file from the server.
  • mput filename - Put multiple files on the server.
  • mget filename - Get multiple files on the server.
  • ls - Get a list of files in the current directory.
  • cd - Change directory.
  • quit - Ends your FTP session.
To send files to FTP via Terminal, you need to use the put command and know the full paths for files on both the local and remote machines.

Commander One

This file manager with Terminal emulator for Mac is fully compatible with macOS 10.13 and later. Requires 52.05MB of free space, Version 3.8(3888) Released , Category: Utilities

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