PCMan File Manager

PCMan File Manager

PCMan File Manager
Developer(s) Hong Jen Yee (PCMan), Andriy Grytsenko (LStranger)
Stable release
1.2.4 (GTK+) / February 21, 2016 (2016-02-21)[1]
Preview release
0.11 (Qt) / March 21, 2016 (2016-03-21)[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] PCManFM is the standard file manager in LXDE, also developed by the same author in conjunction with other developers. Since 2010, PCManFM has undergone a complete rewrite from scratch; build instructions, setup and configuration have changed in the process.

Released under the GNU General Public License, PCManFM is free software. It follows the specifications given by Freedesktop.org for interoperability.

Dissatisfied with GTK3, 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”.


PCManFM's features include:

See also


  1. "PCManFM". wiki.lxde.org. 2016-02-21. Retrieved 2016-04-24.
  2. "PCManFM Qt releases". github.com/lxde. Retrieved 2016-07-10.
  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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