Cockpit Navigator is a third party application for the Cockpit Linux server control panel. The Cockpit file manager app lets you use the web interface to easily:
- Modify files
- Edit file ownership and permissions
- Create symbolic links
- Upload and download files
Using the Cockpit File Manager (Navigator)
- Log into the Cockpit terminal or SSH.
- The easiest installation method is to download the latest version from GitHub.
- Under “Assets,” right-click the appropriate file to copy the URL for your Linux distribution. Download the package in your terminal.
Ubuntu / Debian:
sudo apt install ./cockpit-navigator_0.5.8-1focal_all.deb
Red Hat 8-based distros:
dnf install https://github.com/45Drives/cockpit-navigator/releases/download/v0.5.8/cockpit-navigator-0.5.8-1.el8.noarch.rpm
- Refresh Cockpit or login if you haven’t already. You should now see “Navigator” under “Services” in the sidebar.
At the top are options to:
- Navigate directories
- Refresh the view of the current directory
- Search the directory
- Create a directory
- Create a file
- Create a symlink
- Upload a file
Select a directory to view its permissions, size, and dates modified on the right-hand side. Right-click the file for editing options.
In the bottom-right corner you can:
- Change the file manager view from only icons to a detailed list
- Toggle showing hidden files
- Toggle night mode in the Cockpit Navigator
To create a new file with Cockpit File Manager:
- Navigate to the necessary directory.
- Select the “new file” button in the upper-right corner or right-click in the file manager and select “New File.”
- At the bottom, type the new file name.
- Select “OK” at the bottom-right. Navigator will refresh to display the new file.
- Double-click the file to add text.
- Select the “save” icon at the bottom to save changes and exit.