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Resume Wikipedia de PCMan File Manager

PCMan File Manager (PCManFM) est un logiciel de type gestionnaire de fichiers pour GNU/Linux, sous licence libre (GPL). PCManFM est conforme aux spécifications de Freedesktop.org pour l’interopérabilité dans le logiciel libre.
Il est lié à l’environnement de bureau nommé LXDE. Comme lui PCMan File Manager est conçu pour être “léger” c’est-à-dire occuper le moins possible de mémoire vive et de temps processeur.

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PCManFM – A lightweight Gtk+ based file manager for X Window.


pcmanfm [ options ] [ directories ]


PCMan File Manager (PCManFM) is an extremly fast, lightweight, yet fea‐
ture-rich file manager with tabbed browsing. It is the default file
manager for the lightweight desktop environment, LXDE.
* Extremly fast and lightweight
* Can be started in one second on normal machine
* Tabbed browsing (similar to Firefox)
* Drag & Drop handling with XDS (X direct save) support
* Files can be dragged between tabs
* Load large directories in reasonable time
* File association support (with default application setup)
* Basic thumbnail support with optional EXIF support
* Bookmarks support
* Handles non-UTF-8 encoded filenames correctly
* Provide icon view and detailed list view
* Standard compliant (follows FreeDesktop.org specifications)
* Clean and user-friendly interface (GTK+ 2.0)
* Full desktop management
* Can set individual wallpapers for each workspace
* Removable media mounts support
* Seamless access to remote file systems such as sftp, smb, and ftp
* Trash can support


Global options:
-d, –daemon-mode run PCManFM as a daemon (ignored if another PCManFM
is already running)

-p profile, –profile=profile
load another configuration profile instead of

–no-desktop for Nautilus compatibility

Per-instance options:
–desktop launch desktop manager (ignores -d)

–desktop-off turn off desktop manager if it’s running

–desktop-pref open desktop preference dialog

–one-screen manage desktop only on current X screen (only if
–desktop is used)

-n, –new-win open directories in new window

–role set X role for window (only if -n is used)

Set mode of desktop wallpaper, mode is:
color (fill with solid color),
stretch (stretch to fill entire monitor),
fit (stretch to fit monitor size),
center (place on center of monitor),
tile (tile to fill entire monitor),
crop (stretch and crop to fill monitor), or
screen (stretch to fill entire screen)

-w file, –set-wallpaper=file
set desktop wallpaper from image file

–show-pref n open preferences dialog on page n

-f, –find-files open a file search dialog window

directories directories to open

The PCMan File Manager can manage your desktop. That includes drawing
some background on it and showing icons of Desktop folder. To activate
the desktop management the pcmanfm should be executed with option
–desktop. Other option that affects this mode is –one-screen. Change
running desktop manager parameters you can by executing pcmanfm with
option –desktop-pref which opens window with preferences or using com‐
mand line parameters for options –set-wallpaper or –wallpaper-mode.
Execution pcmanfm –desktop-off terminates desktop management.

While pcmanfm manages desktop it displays icons on desktop. Behavior of
icons resembles folder view in main window of pcmanfm but icons on
desktop can “remember” their position. If you have two or more monitors
then desktop background and set of icons will be shown on each of them.
Icons positions will be remembered individually for each of monitors.

The current desktop environment. This variable affects items
which will be shown in menu://applications/ folder.
The prefix for XDG menu definition XML file. This variable
affects layout of items shown in menu://applications/ folder.

The default configuration profile directory
The main configuration file
The desktop items layout for screen 0 (primary screen)


PCManFM is named after its author’s nickname on the internet, PCMan. It
was written by Hong Jen Yee .

This manual page was written by Tetralet for
the Debian GNU/Linux system. Updated by Andriy Grytsenko

pcmanfm 1.2.4 January 2014 PCManFM(1)

Ils en parlent aussi

PCManFM 0.9.1 + libfm 0.1.1 Alpha – LXDE Blog
PCManFM file manager is ported to Qt? – LXDE Blog
PCManFM: now more feature packed – Tuxdiary