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SpaceFM is a multi-panel tabbed file manager for Linux with built-in VFS, udev-based device manager, customizable menu system, and bash integration.

 SpaceFM 0.9.3

Free to download





System Requirements
libgtk 2.24 or higher
udev or HAL

Support Sites:
Blog, User Manual, Wiki, SourceForge Project Page, GitHub

Selected Reviews:
Web Upd8

Features include:

  • Lightweight and responsive with built-in vfs
  • Flexible - appear very simple or very complex depending on configuration
  • Multiple Windows - a single instance opens multiple windows
  • Multiple Panels - each window contains up to four independently configured and interactive browser panels plus a task manager pane
  • Tabbed - each browser panel supports multiple folder tabs
  • Side Panes - any browser panel can show Devices, Bookmarks, and Directory Tree side panes
  • Desktop Manager - includes a built-in, lightweight DM mode with custom commands
  • Device Manager - built-in udev support for manual and automatic device management, plus easily format, backup and restore partitions and Master Boot Records
  • Task Manager - Control or eliminate popup dialogs with multi-tasking abilities - no waiting to move on to your next task
  • MIME - Manages MIME file types and default actions
  • Custom Menus and Toolbars - its unique Design Mode allows you to quickly change any menu or toolbar item name, shortcut key, or icon, and insert your own commands or submenus anywhere
  • Plugins - install, copy, and export custom commands as plugins
  • Bash Integration - built-in bash scripting support for custom commands, with file manager data exported as bash variables
  • Output Control - monitor the stdout/stderr output of built-in and custom commands, with error detection and popup control, or run commands in a terminal
  • Fonts & Icons - easily configure custom fonts and icons in each panel or pane for a unique look
  • Styles - show files as icons or in lists with customized columns
  • Find-As-You-Type - file list allows users to quickly locate a file with a case-insensitive substring search of filenames - just type a few letters
  • File Search - flexibly search for file names, sizes, content, etc. with no daemons
  • System Management - safely perform quick commands as root or run a root instance
  • File Management - extensive move, copy, link, drag-n-drop, and clipboard control
  • Archives - single-click, built-in archive creation and extraction, or use external apps
  • Daemon Mode - run in the background to automount devices and autorun apps, and quickly open browser windows
  • Alternate Builds - deprecated support for hal (replaces udev) and fam/gamin (replaces inotify)

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