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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

Blog, User Manual, Wiki, SourceForge Project Page, GitHub

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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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