PCMan File Manager

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PCMan File Manager
PCManFM file manager 0.9.3.png
PCMan File Manager
Developer(s) Hong Jen Yee (PCMan), Andriy Grytsenko (LStranger)
Stable release 1.2.0 (GTK+) / February 27, 2014; 5 months ago (2014-02-27)[1]
Preview release 0.1.0 (Qt) / March 26, 2013; 15 months ago (2013-03-26)[2]
Written in C (GTK+), C++ (Qt)
Operating system Unix-like
Type File Manager
License GNU General Public License
Website wiki.lxde.org/en/PCManFM

PCMan File Manager (PCManFM) is a file manager application developed by Hong Jen Yee from Taiwan which is meant to be a replacement for Nautilus, Dolphin and Thunar.[3][4] Released under the GNU General Public License, PCManFM is free software. PCManFM is the standard file manager in LXDE, which is also developed by the same author in conjunction with other developers.

PCManFM is intended to follow the specifications given by Freedesktop.org for interoperability in free software.

Dissatisfied with GTK 3, Hong Jen Yee experimented with Qt in early 2013[5] and released the first version of a Qt-based PCManFM on March 26, 2013.[6] He clarified, though, that this means no departure from GTK in LXDE, saying “The Gtk+ and Qt versions will coexist”.

Features[edit]

PCManFM's features include:

  • Full GVFS support with seamless access to remote file systems (Able to handle sftp://, dav://, smb://, ...etc when related back ends of gvfs are installed.)
  • Thumbnails for pictures
  • Desktop management - shows wallpaper and desktop icons
  • Bookmarks
  • It is multilingual
  • Tabbed browsing (Similar to Firefox)
  • Volume management (mount/unmount/eject, requires gvfs)
  • Drag & Drop support
  • Files can be dragged among tabs
  • Load large directories in reasonable time (faster than some well-known file managers[clarification needed])
  • File association support (Default application)
  • Provides icon view, compact view, detailed list view, thumbnail view, and tree view for the left sidebar

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PCManFM 1.2.0 and libfm 1.2.0 released!". blog.lxde.org. 2014-02-27. Retrieved 2014-04-16. 
  2. ^ "PCManFM Qt 0.1.0 released". blog.lxde.org. 2013-03-26. Retrieved 2014-04-16. 
  3. ^ Craciun, Dan. "PCMan File Manager 0.4.5 Review". Linux Today. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Georgiadis, Panos. "PCMan – An Alternative File Manager". Unixmen. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "LXDE - PCManFM file manager is ported to Qt?". Blog.lxde.org. 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  6. ^ "LXDE - PCManFM Qt 0.1.0 released". Blog.lxde.org. 2013-03-27. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 

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