I’m a MS Windows user when i’m in office. For all file management tasks, I rely on Total Commander. It is a great file manager. Copying, deleting, moving file is so much easier between the 2 panes and with additional plugins, I can add more functionality like viewing contents of zip or iso file as well.
I’m using Ubuntu when i’m not at work. Gnome Commander is my choice for a Total Commander in Linux. It look and feel just like the real thing to me. Having a file manager would make copying, deleting and moving files and folder a convenience. Having said that, it can’t beat the flexibility of using command line for these task. So in Linux, knowing command line for all these basic task is still a necessity.
Installing Gnome Commander in Ubuntu is straightforward.
$ sudo apt-get install gnome-commander
A launcher will be created in Applications -> Accessories