Cloud Commander V1.2.0

Cloud Commander v1.2.0 is out. During time between releases a lot work was done about decomposition of server side.

On the way a lot modules where made and published on npm. We will talk about it today. Another big changes was with config, and a little bit new features would be too.


Let’s start from buffer. If you use one panel (on mobile device, for example) from now, you could copy and move files and folders. You could do it in two panels too by using menu or hot keys Ctrl + x, Ctrl + c, Ctrl + v, Ctrl + z.

New Config

Becouse of new Buffer functions and fact, that it depends on localStorage, new options in Config were added.


As you can see appCache was removed, and Directory Storage and Buffer was added. Directory Storage was enabled by default, but now it could be disabled. This option adds ability to store directory listings to localStorage. But not everybody thinks it’s useful, so now can rule it whenever you like :).

New Menu


Not only Config changed. To Menu a couple items was added:

  • cut
  • copy
  • paste

For work with Buffer.

New node modules

Last time we talked about node modules.

  • ischanged - Is file changed check;
  • ponse - module for work with requests and responses;
  • files-io - read many files in node;
  • nicki - get names of users by uids from /etc/passwd;
  • pipe-io - pipe streams and handle events;
  • timem - get file modification time;
  • join-io - join files on a fly to reduce requests count;
  • console-io - web console;

About most interesting modules we should talk a little bit more.


After combine was renamed to join as mentioned in v0.8.1, it was released as middleware for express.

If you want join a couple styles to 1 request, join url will look like this:

<link rel="/join:/css/normilize.css:/css/style.css">

To improve download spead minification could be used, join-io uses minify which minify only when it’s realy needed.


Now you could use console from Cloud Commander as express middleware. You could embed it to any page you want. It’s as simple as this code on server:


And this on client:

<div class="console"></div>
<script src="/console/console.js"></script>
    Console('.console', function() {
        console.log('console ready')


I hope you appreciate all this things. It’s not so easy, but realy funny. Have a good time using all this stuff. That is all for today :).