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DinguxCmdr (File Manager) Dgcommander.png

DinguxCmdr is a two pane file manager (based off of midnight commander) that allows you to navigate the GCW-Zero filesystem as well as manage files (copy, move, delete, etc.)


  • Manage and maintain your GCW's Filesystem.
  • Create and Remove Directories and Files.
  • View Files or Execute Scripts/Programs.
  • Install, Remove and Move applications on your GCW.
  • Check size on a file or set of files.


DinguxCmdr is accessed from the "applications" menu in the GCW-Zero main interface, by default it is the upper middle icon (black and grey 3.5" Floppy Disk). While the DinguxCmdr icon is highlighted, press the A Button button on the GCW-Zero to open the application.


Functional Controls:

  • Dpad Left/Dpad Right: Move between the two panes.
  • Dpad Up/Dpad Down: Navigate through the files and directories.
  • A Button: Select item under the cursor, acts like a "change directory" on directories or a file viewer on files.
  • B Button: Back up a level akin to the "Back" button on a browser or the "Esc" key on a keyboard. Navigates one level up the directory tree, or closes a menu.
  • X Button: Brings up the "System:" menu. (See Below)
  • Y Button: Brings up the "Selected:" menu. (See Below)
  • L Shoulder Button(Left Shoulder): Moves the Highlight Cursor to the Top of the Column.
  • R Shoulder Button (Right Shoulder): Moves the Highlight Cursor to the Bottom of the Column.
  • Select Button: Mark / Select Multiple files for an action. Press Select on a File to mark it, press select on a second file to mark it as well. Press Select on a marked file to unmark it.
  • Start Button: Used to set the "Right" column to the contents of the highlighted item in the left column. If the left column shows /usr/local (/usr directory with "local" highlighted), pressing start will set the right column to show the contents of the /usr/local directory (/usr/local with .. highlighted)

Exit the application by selecting "Quit" from the "System:" menu (Y Button).

The "System:" Menu (X Button Button)

Pressing the X Button Button with a directory under the cursor gives you the following options:

  • Select All - Highlight/Select/Mark all files and directories in that column.
  • Select None - Unmark/Unselect all files and directories in that column.
  • New Directory - Create a new directory at the same level as the highlighted directory or file.
  • Disk Info - Unknown what this does.
  • Quit - Exit DinguxCmdr

Press "B" to exit this menu.

The "Selected:" Menu (Y Button Button)

Note: Everything in this menu works on all highlighted files. Highlight files with "Select" or the "System:" Menu commands. Hitting Y Button (to bring up this menu) with a file or directory under the cursor automatically highlights that file UNLESS something is already selected.

  • Copy > - Copy the selected file or files on the left side pane to the right side pane.
  • Move > - Move the selected file or files on the left side pane to the right side pane.
  • Rename - Rename the Highlighted/Selected file (ONLY APPEARS WHEN A SINGLE FILE IS HIGHLIGHTED. The option is not there if more than one file is selected/marked).
  • Delete - Delete the Highlighted/Selected file or files from the GCW-Zero. A Yes/No Confirmation will pop up before the delete actually happens.
  • Disk Used - This will print a pop up message on your screen with the number of files selected and how much disk space those files take (recursive).

Press B Button to exit this menu.


The interface is a two pane file manager with a line down the center separating the left and right side panes. Each of the two sides can be a different directory (/usr on the left and /usr/local/home on the right for instance). This allows the move or copy of files from left to right. At the top of each pane the current directory that pane displays is showing and at the bottom is the on disk size of any FILE you have selected (it shows a - under filesize for directories).

You navigate the directory structure by highlighting a directory and pressing the A Button button, this will make the current pane switch views to the new directory you are in. You can hit A Button on the ".." to back up a directory level or press B Button to do the same thing. The L Shoulder Button shoulder button will always bring you to the ".." directory so it's an easy shortcut to backing up (Dpad Left + A Button is the same as B Button).

You can move your cursor between the left and right panes by moving the Dpad Left/Dpad Right, which allows you to set two different directories to manipulate files between.

If you are on the left side, the "Copy" and "Move" Options have a ">" Indicating you'll move files from the left side to the right. If you are on the right side, the "Copy" and "Move" options have a "<" indicating you'll move files from the right side to the left.

Exiting DinguxCmdr

To exit DinguxCmdr file manager, press the X Button button, Highlight "Quit" with the Directional Pad, and press the A Button button.

Or Press Up and Hold on the Power Selector on the Right side of the GCW-Zero and press Select at the same time.

Pressing and Holding Up on the Power Selector for more than about 3 seconds will cause the GCW-Zero to power off. Make sure you are quick to hit key combinations (such as Slider Up/Select) involving the power slider.