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What is the difference between mounting in fstab and by mounting in file manager

..and what are the consequences of the different methods? I have been trying some things with the mounting of an sda2 partition. Mounting in fstab, not mounting in fstab but from the file manager. ...
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Help finding small graphical file manager

I have a console only debian install. I installed X, and then slim, and now I would like to add a minimal file manager, one step up from the terminal/console... I installed xfe, but noticed that uses ...
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How to change the shortcut directories in Files?

I'd like to redirect the documents, downloads, music, and videos that are on the sidebar of the files application to another location that is in another partition. So far my Internet research have ...
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File manager of common dialogs like Open or Save

Are those dialogs common to most X windows programs, such as open, save as, etc, something that you can tweak? I am trying to reduce my use of the mouse and I find it hard with the default one (I am ...
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Replacing Caja in Mint 17 MATE

I want to use something faster, like pcmanfm. I installed it no problem via sudo apt-get install pcmanfm, and then tried these steps: xdg-mime default pcmanfm.desktop inode/directory sudo mv ...
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Graphical view of files on server

I work at a university, and I have a personal webpage. This is located in my home directory, under public_html. I want to start editing this webpage from Linux. Under Windows, I used to map to this ...
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Automatic extraction of zip files like in osx

In Mac OSX if you have downloaded a zip/gz/bz2 file, and you double click it in Finder, then the archive is automatically extracted for you in a subfolder, which I find very nice. I am wondering if ...
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Flat view of directories

When I was in windows I used to use Total Commander as my file manager. There was a function called "Branch view" (Ctrl+B), which basically showed all the files within a particular directory including ...
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File manager that shows bit rate for mp3 files (Part 2) [duplicate]

A couple of hours ago I asked this question: File manager that shows bit rate for mp3 files. Since I am new to this site I cannot make comments on it, so I cannot ask for additional help and am forced ...
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File manager that shows bit rate for mp3 files

I am a Fedora user and my current file manager is Thunar. The OS is quite nice but I am not satisfied with Thunar. There are a lot of features I think it's lacking but mainly I am missing more ...
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Alias for File Manager

I'm writing a script to use as a button on a personal toolbar. Well, I'd like to know if there is a generic command to call the file manager which would work in any distro (or maybe in any ubuntu ...
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Can I “drag” a file into a window without a file manager?

(I'm on Arch Linux, using i3 as my wm and xterm as my terminal emulator, though I don't know if any of that is relevant.) Occasionally, a website asks me to drag a file with my mouse from my desktop ...
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Nemo Filemanager suddenly looks different

Today I started Nemo and noticed it's new (ugly) look which looks like some kind of fallback mode: When looking at the package history, I only see recent updates of phonon packages and the ...
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How do I get the menu bar to reappear

This sound like a really simple thing, but it has me stumped. I was using Thunar file manager on my Xfce desktop and I wanted to try it without the menu bar at the top (the one with File, Edit, View ...
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Why I cannot move to trash from /var/tmp?

I just found out on Fedora 20, that neither with Thunar nor Nautilus (I'm using Xfce4 here), I can't move file from /var/tmp to Trash. More precisely, in Nautilus the menu option is not available, ...
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Show in folder does not select file

In various applications when I do "show file in folder" it simply open the file-manager (nemo) but does not select the actual file. How can I make show in folder also select the file?
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Desktop environment agnostic folder backdrop for wmaker

I recently stripped down my debian box, abandoning all desktop environments and running just WindowMaker with some self-written startup files. While I love the simplicity and speed of this setup, ...
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Kodak still camera udev problem

My still camera is not includev in udev list. lsusb stands: Bus 007 Device 016: ID 040a:058b Kodak Co. Digital Camera So I add to /usr/lib/udev/rules.d/40-libgphoto2.rules ...
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How to use Caja (file manager) to organize files and folders online?

The default file manager of Linux Mint 15 (Mate) is Caja. In the about screen of Caja, it says: Caja lets you organize files and folders, both on your computer and online. My question is, how ...
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Is the “computer:///” address only something symbolic, or can it be used somewhere?

I am using Linux Mint 15 (Mate). When I double click the Computer icon on my desktop to see the available drives, the address bar of file manager (Caja 1.6.1) shows this address: computer:///. Is this ...
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easy rsync solution with file manager (thunar or nautilus or…)

A common tasks I teach new users in UNIX is how to make backups. Since most are not comfortable with the command line (CLI) and I want to have them make backups (more than forcing them to use the ...
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Does linux have pause/resume feature like in Windows 8?

I'm looking for some feature which will allow me to pause/resume copy-paste process similar to windows 8. Is there any file manager that will allow this process? Is it extension to file-manager. Does ...
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What happens between double-click in file manager and application launch?

What is the chain of apps involved in process of opening a file from a file manager? Consider these two moments, say it's Xfce 4 and a simple plain text file set up to open in Mousepad: I hit ...
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How can I make Krusader show real size of symlinked files?

In the "size" column in Krusader, there is a link's size noted, instead of the size of the actual file. This is the same as what ls -l shows (the full address of the target file, e.g. 64 B instead of ...
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What the “+” and “-” buttons do in Pantheon-files (files manager in Elementary OS)?

When setting the view to "Grid" in Pantheon Files (Elementary OS), there is this option to click a "+" or "-" button on folders and files. What is that? After clicking the "+", this may be ...
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How to edit context menu in Elementary OS' Files manager (pantheon-files)?

(I am new with Elementary OS and am not sure how to ask questions on their website. So this might be a cross-posting; I cannot find my question posted there.) I have seen here that the entries in the ...
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How to add 'open folder as root' in Elementary OS file manager context menu?

Here it is the solution in order to add the 'open terminal here' into the context menu of Elementary OS' file manager (generically called 'Files' - the executable is pantheon-files). For that ...
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--no-desktop and %U what for?

I want to know why is this argument so important when lauching nautilus or pcmanfm. What happens if i don't? Also, i want to know what is the meaning of %U for: Exec=pcmanfm %U
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Looking for simple photo organizing software for Linux

I am looking for a simple Linux software to organize photos. What exactly I want to do with this application is the following: I want to view all images in a given folder and just tag/star/mark some ...
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ranger: open many files with mplayer

I use the file explorer called ranger and I wonder if it is possible to open many files in different directory with mplayer? What I can already do is to select all the files (pressing v) from one ...
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How to create folder shortcuts in file manager?

I'm using Thunar. What i want is remove Networks since i don't use it, and add Lello below videos. I know if you right click on any folder like videos you can remove the shortcut, I don't know how ...
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Alternatives to Nautilus that support a list of files to hide in .hidden

Are there any good alternatives to Nautilus that support the same .hidden file? That is a file in which I can write file and directory names, and then the file manager hides them. I have already ...
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Where do file managers save their bookmarks?

In pcmanfm and Thunar you can add bookmarks of folders to the left bar. Are they stored somewhere in the filesystem as symlinks? I´d like to use the bookmarks from other applications (terminal ...
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File manager multifunction on openbox

I've just installed ArchLinux with only OpenBox, I need a file manager and a programme to manage the icons on the desktop. I read that PacManFM can do that, which other filemanager can do each task ...
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Is there a tool to view and edit ,iso files like PowerISO?

I am looking for a archive manager that will allow me to look into the contents without needing to mount it and also to add or remove contents by drag and drop style. The Windows' equivalent would be ...
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What command line to use to set up Double Commander's “Run in terminal” feature to use XFCE terminal?

Double Commander has a handy "Run in terminal" feature but it is configured to uses xterm by default. Needless to say many prefer to use their desktop environment native terminal client and so do I. ...
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How do I install userscripts in Chrome on Linux?

Help! The only way that Chrome allows userscripts to be installed now is by downloading the file to my local system then dragging and dropping it into the extension manager interface. However when I ...
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Apply folder settings globally in KDE4

Im running opensuse 12.1 with KDE 4.8.4. I've made settings changes to the Konquerer shell in a specific folder (e.g. changed my view from compact to details). How do I persist these settings that I ...
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How to change the default filemanager of the Cinnamon desktop?

I'm running an Arch Linux machine with the cinnamon-git desktop from the Arch User Repository. The default filemanager is Nautilus, is there any way to change the default filemanager to thunar?
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Does it possible in Krusader add custom icon and custom command to execution?

I am newbie for Krusader, always work with Total Commander. So is possible to add like in Total Commander custom icons and command to execution in Krusader? I would like configure something like my ...
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File manager which is able to filter using regular expressions

Is there any graphical file-manager which supports thumbnails for linux like thunar or nautilus, which allows me to filter a directory by a regular expression. For example typing /home/user/*tex ...
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Thunar using no thumbnailers except built in fonts and images

Linux From Scratch SVN-20111010 Beyond Linux From Scratch Version 2011-11-16 Xfce4 4.8.0 I can't get any thumbnails in Thunar beyond fonts and basic images. After fighting with this I've gone back ...
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Is a file manager in Linux a necessity or a luxury? [closed]

I agree that this is a kind of a personal issue - to use a file manager or not in Linux, but I heard that it's also a bad practice to use a file manager especially for newbies because first of all ...
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Can't see files on my cell phone

I have Samsung Galaxy S2 as my cell phone and Debian Squeeze as my desktop. When I connect them using USB, Debian recognize it and allows to open it with file manager. Problem: it displays only ...
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Netbook Remix [EasyPeasy]: How to add a Mozilla Prism to Favorites

I'm setting up a old laptop with EasyPeasy, the only Linux distro I could get to install on it. I want to put a Prism in the favorites that will bring up a web site we use frequently. I created the ...
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Documentation for vifm?

vifm looks like a good file manager, but it lacks documentation. Is there a manual or tips on how to use it? I'm looking for information on copying/moving a dir, creating a new empty file, editing a ...
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File manager with spring-loaded folders?

One thing I miss about Finder, Mac OS X's file manager, is the spring-loaded folder function where if you drag a file(s) over another folder long enough, the folder would open and you can "navigate" ...
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Where is the trash directory for PCManFM and xfe?

I've got PCManFM and Xfe as graphical file managers in my Arch Linux with Openbox. When I click on the Trash link in PCManFM I get an error saying "Operation not supported". Question: Where do ...
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Is there a good combination of command-line and graphical file browser?

Is there a feasible solution than combines the advantages of a command-line and a graphical file browser? For example, the command-line is good to change the directory and execute commands but can't ...