Mini Gtk+ File Manager 0.9b review

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Mini Gtk+ File Manager is a lightweight file manager for X

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 73K
Developer: Tito Ragusa
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Mini Gtk+ File Manager is a lightweight file manager for X. To achieve this goal some code from the Busybox project was used.

It builds with Gtk+ 1.2.10 or 2.x libraries. It contains also a Mini Gtk Text Editor applet.


First of all get the Gtk+ 1.2.10 or Gtk+ 2.x libraries
(runtime and development), if they are not already
installed on your system.

Installing Xfprot:

tar -zxvf gtk_file_manager-xx.tar.gz

To compile gtk_file_manager ,cd to the gtk_file_manager dir and just type:

su root
(and provide root password if prompted)

The configure script if used in a non interactive mode accepts this command line options:
-h, --help print this help, then exit
--with-gtk1 use Gtk+-1.x libraries
--with-gtk2 use Gtk+-2.x libraries
--with-debug enable debug mode
--without-debug disable debug mode

Then type:


If you don't receive any error message, you can install gtk_file_manager typing:

make install
make install-strip (to install a stripped version of the binary file).

Please remove previous installed versions of gtk_file_manager with make uninstall (see below).

The binaries are installed by default in /usr/local/gtkfm/ with links in /usr/local/bin/ so you have to add /usr/local/bin to your PATH variable if it is not there already. If you want to change the default install path, change the line:


in the Makefile.

You can uninstall gtk_file_manager any time with:

su root
(and provide root password if prompted)
make uninstall

What's New in This Release:
Improved the configure script to use absolute paths VIEWER , EDITOR and TERM.
Added -Wreturn-type -Wformat-security to CFLAGS in debug mode.
Added --with-bin-dir (prefix) and --with-install-dir (prefix) to configure script.

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