SpaceFM o PCManFM-Mod as it was called before, it is a fork of PCManFM that adds to this light File Browser some quite interesting functionalities, considerably increasing its usefulness.
What gives us SpaceFM? We can see it in the following image:
SpaceFM As you can see, it adds extra functionalities that it lacks PCManFM, as they are:
- Close tabs with the mouse wheel.
- Execute commands.
- Extra functions in the context menu.
- File transfer data.
- Among other….
The good news is that we can install it in various distributions, which becomes an excellent alternative to Thunar for example.
Debian / Ubuntu
For, Ubuntu we can use a PPA or install directly as in Debian the following packages:
- pcmanfm-mod (i386) - Compilation with support for HAL.
- pcmanfm-mod-nohal (i386) - Compilation without HAL support.
- pcmanfm-mod (amd64) - Compilation with support for HAL.
- pcmanfm-mod-nohal (amd64) - Compilation without HAL support.
In the case of Archlinux we must install the packages from AUR:
- pcmanfm-mod Does not conflict with other versions of PCManFM
- pcmanfm-mod-prov Provides PCManFM but it conflicts with other versions of PCManFM
- pcmanfm-mod-nohal The same but without HAL support.
For the rest of the distributions you can consult the installation form from this link.
This application has been tested on: Aptosid (Debian); Ubuntu; Debian; Slackware; Slackware Current Mini & Rescue; Arch Linux; Crunchbang; Fedora; openSUSE; PocketWriterOS / nFluxOS; Tiny Core Linux; Parted Magic.
It requires the following dependencies:
dbus, desktop-file-utils, gamin | fam, libc6, libcairo2, libdbus-1-3, libfam0, libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0, libglib2.0-0, libgtk2.0-0, libpango1.0-0, libstartup-notification0, libx11-6, shared-mime-info