IgnorantGuru's Blog

Linux software, news, and tips

spacefm update

SpaceFM 0.5.2 is available. This corrects several bugs as detailed in News. The deb packages have also been updated (this won’t be the case for every source update during testing, but I’ll try to keep them reasonably up to date, especially with critical fixes).

Initial test results have been promising. I never know what things will do once they hit multiple distros, etc. But spacefm has fared pretty well, and I think the simple dependencies are helpful in this regard too.

There has been quite a bit of design discussion of spacefm in the Arch Linux PCManFM-Mod thread, and in the new SpaceFM thread there, and some discussion in comments further below.

Much thanks for all the helpful feedback.

January 16, 2012 - Posted by | Software


  1. Hey,

    one thing I miss in most graphical filemanagers in linux: simple renaming by just “slowly” double click the file like I could do using window’s explorer (first mark the file, then wait 1 secound or 2, then click it again -> the file name can be edited now directly in the file listing). Do you think you could implement this?

    Thanks for you nice work! Became my favourite filemanager :)

    Comment by Max | January 16, 2012

    • This is something I do intend to look at. There is some code in the older source for it but there were notes there that it ahd caused problems and had been disabled. It’s on the list of things to look at. Thanks for the input.

      Comment by IgnorantGuru | January 16, 2012

  2. Hi,
    I am getting

    /usr/bin/udisks –mount /dev/sdb2 –mount-options exec,nosuid,noatime,sync,windows_names

    Mount failed: Mount option windows_names is not allowed

    for ntfs-3g volume in Archlinux x86_64 (SpaceFM 0.5.2). I think this may be related to devmon which seems to be included in SpaceFM. How to fix this?

    Comment by Keshav P R | January 16, 2012

    • It looks like windows_names has been added as an option, whereas it sounds like it is a fstype. In mount options, if you specify an fstype you must also specify the option for it ( eg sync+windows_names )

      The error you received is directly from udisks. devmon is not used in spacefm, and it should not be run at the same time (unless you disable automounting in spacefm). They won’t hurt each other running together but it will create some confusing behavior for you.

      Comment by IgnorantGuru | January 16, 2012

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.