PCMan File Manager
PCMan File Manager
|Developer(s)||Hong Jen Yee (PCMan), Andriy Grytsenko (LStranger)|
1.2.4 (GTK+) / February 21, 2016
0.11 (Qt) / March 21, 2016
|Written in||C (GTK+), C++ (Qt)|
|License||GNU General Public License|
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. 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.
Dissatisfied with GTK3, Hong Jen Yee experimented with Qt in early 2013 and released the first version of a Qt-based PCManFM on March 26, 2013. He clarified, though, that this means no departure from GTK in LXDE, saying “The Gtk+ and Qt versions will coexist”.
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.)
- Twin panel
- Thumbnails for pictures
- Desktop management - shows wallpaper and desktop icons
- Tabbed browsing (similar to Firefox)
- Volume management (mount/unmount/eject, requires gvfs)
- Drag & drop support
- Files can be dragged among tabs
- File association (Default application)
- Provides the following views: icon, compact, detailed list, thumbnail, and tree on the left sidebar
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- "LXDE - PCManFM file manager is ported to Qt?". Blog.lxde.org. 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
- "LXDE - PCManFM Qt 0.1.0 released". Blog.lxde.org. 2013-03-27. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
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