GNOME Commander

A powerful file manager for the GNOME desktop environment


1.4.1 released
Apr 05, 2014

Download latest version from the gnome FTP, or visit the download page for other versions, or information about downloading from git repository. The download page also contains some links to binary packages not maintained by the authors of this project.

GCMD is a free program, released under the GNU GPL licence.

GNOME Commander is a "two-pane" graphical file manager for the GNOME desktop environment. GNOME Commander aims to fulfill the demands of more advanced users who like to focus on file management, their work through special applications and running smart commands. Take a look at the screenshots, images tell a lot.

Read more About GNOME Commander and its features below.

Help in developing GNOME Commander is very welcome and needed. If you would like to get involved, have a look at the Development page, especially into the TODO file.

Latest news

New release! v1.4.1 - Apr 05 2014

Beginning with this bugfix release, GCMD uses poppler-glib bindings instead of the internal poppler API. Thanks go to Pino Toscano and Carlos Garcia Campos for the relevant patches and code reviews. With another bugfix from Mamoru Tasaka GCMD compiles on Fedora 21. Several translation updates have been made, too.

Read the latest release news for more details about this update.

New release - GCMD 1.4 - Mar 17 2014

Finally, GNOME Commander v1.4.0 is released. This version is dedicated to the former maintainer and main developer Piotr Eljasiak, who passed away two years ago. Nearly all of the new features have been implemented by him. Thank you, Piotr!

The most important changes in this release are:

For a complete list of changes have a look at the release notes.

Homepage Updates, Mar 9 2014

The images in the screenshot section and in the online documentation have been updated.

Release of version 1.4 approaching, Feb 2 2014

The mail to the translation teams has been sent. GCMD version 1.4 will be released on March, 17th. Stay tuned!

Piotr Eljasiak

It is very sad for us to announce that Piotr Eljasiak, the project manager and main developer of GNOME Commander passed away in the beginning of 2012. Without him GNOME Commander would not be what it is today.

Piotr took over the project from Marcus Bjurman in 2006 together with Assaf Gordon at version 1.1.6. Until version, Piotr implemented many new features and pushed it to one of the best graphical two pane file managers in the Linux environment.

Piotr had many ideas about the future of GNOME Commander. Some of them are already implemented and are waiting to be released in version 1.4. We are convinced that Piotr would like to see his work go on.

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About About GCMD

GNOME Commander is a free two pane file manager in the tradition of Norton and Midnight Commander, it is built on the GTK-toolkit and GnomeVFS. GNOME Commander aims to fulfill the demands of more advanced users who like to focus on file management, their work through special applications and running smart commands. This program is not aimed at users wanting the weather forecast in a sidebar in their file manager...


Contact Contact

If you like to get in contact with us behind the project, then you can drop a mail to one of our mailing lists or contact the developers above directly.

If you found a bug, please report that on our Bugzilla at, there you can also check if it is already reported. If you have questions concerning this website, contact the project manager.


The current maintainer of the GNOME Commander project is

Former managers and developers were

A special "thanks" goes to Marcus Bjurman who where the original creator and former manager/developer. Marcus initiaded this project publicly in 2001 and developed it up to version 1.1.6 in 2004. Without him there would not have been any GNOME Commander. Thank you Marcus.

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