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The terminal is very fast and convenient way to quickly access directories and files (faster than find and click on the directory).

One thing that it cannot show in text-mode is "pictures".

What is a best way to view pictures (like you see images thumbnail in Nautilus) when you are working in the terminal (e.g. command nautilus or any program - but should be fast and convenient)?

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I just run a terminal emulator under my desktop enviroment. So you have the advantages of both at hand. –  vonbrand Mar 23 at 16:05
    
Gotta object to the close votes here as there is a substantial difference between the need to view images files from a (presumably GUI) terminal (this question) and the need to view them on the console (the other question). –  TAFKA 'goldilocks' Mar 23 at 19:50
    
I provide a list of pretty much all your options here in this Q&A: How to get JPEG thumbnails quickly –  slm Mar 24 at 2:17
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The way to "double-click" on a file from the command line is xdg-open.

If you're on Gnome (probably, if you're using Nautilus), you can use eog directly, or any other image program (feh is quite good).

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If you're in pure terminal with framebuffer activated, I'd recommend fbi. It's always in my after-install to do list.

Otherwise, eog is the default picture opener in Gnome, as Kevin mentioned. Also, Shotwell seems to open pretty fast for me... I'm pretty sure there are hundreds. :-)

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Thanks for this one - it's news to me. As an aside, googling lands me at fim's (self-styled framebuffer image viewer improved ) manpage only a few search results in. Dont know yet the difference. –  mikeserv Mar 23 at 6:42
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I guess feh would be the one you are looking for.

Although popping out a terminal-like window for picture display as mplayer does for video playing, Feh is still considered as a terminal-based picture viewer due to its command-intensive control style.

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Another great terminal-based picture viewer is fim, which is a improved fbi with a vim-like control system.

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