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Nautilus is the official file manager for the GNOME desktop.

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Is there a way to have Nautilus include mlocate in the results?

When searching for files, I often prefer using locate (because of the speed). However, I end up opening a terminal just for that purpose and then closing it again. Not a big problem for me, but my ...
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Opening Nautilus without --no-desktop, on Xmonad on top of Ubuntu, what happens?

I have a standard Ubuntu install with an Xmonad install on top of it [1]. Now, when I run nautilus from the command line a view unexpected things happen. While Nautilus does appear, there is now also ...
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How can a Bash script tell how it was run?

I have a Bash script I was trying to make to help me run a rather complex command with small changes that it would ask me about through echo and read. I have found solutions to force it to run a ...
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Copy a file in Nautilus and use it in a shell command line

Suppose I click on a file in Nautilus. How can I copy the full address to the clipboard, and then easily paste it into a shell command that I'm typing in a terminal?
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Copying the Active Directory Address from a Nautilus Window

Is this possible? For example, if I'm in ~/Folder1/Folder2, is there a way for me to copy to the clipboard the text string ~/Folder1/Folder2?
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Gnome: Show full path in Nautilus

Unfortunately, Gnome's nautilus address bar is not showing the full path in its top bar. How can I change this behavior? I'm looking for a solution to display a editable text field instead, like in ...
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Launching nautilus file browser launches gnome desktop, how to suppress it

Currently I'm using i3 window manager (but I guess that this applies to other non-standard window managers as well). Whenever I run nautilus it also starts a full screen desktop, which I have to ...
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Ways to organize and access frequently visited directories and files?

In my Ubuntu, I have added some frequented directories to the bookmarks of Nautilus, for visiting them quicker. Nautilus can consume a lot of memory, when it has been kept open for long and there ...
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Nautilus Actions embedded not working right

I installed Nautilus Actions from Community (nautilus-actions) and the Nautilus Terminal from Community (nautilus-terminal). I can see the terminal (screenshot http://screencloud.net/v/EknY) and I ...
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Nautilus ugly with custom GTK themes

Nautilus, for some reason, becomes very ugly when using custom GTK+ themes. I can't figure out why. There are only a few ones GTK+ themes work properly with Nautilus. How do I fix this? Is this a ...
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How to back-up files from nautilus retaining the time stamp?

I connected my android tablet (Asus fonepad7 me372cg) to laptop using usb cable. It showed up in nautilus in Ubuntu 13.04. I've to back-up the files in the tablet (specially the videos & photos) ...
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Monitor SSH data transmission, and close connection if no data is flowing

For our file transmission and manual storage we have a simple RHEL server on which all other Linux clients are connecting by SSH. Whenever any client wants to access/store data, they connect to the ...
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Applying limits to the Trash on Debian Wheezy

I'm using Debian Wheezy, with Gnome 3 and Nautilus and I was wondering if there was any way to limit the Trash to a certain total size or at least file age. I'm in need of this as I usually handle ...
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Open multiple directories in different tabs in the same window in CentOS

How can I set my CentOS to be able to open multiple directories in different tabs in the same window? I have already enabled the feature to open the folders in the same window, but this is different: ...
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How can I get write access to my usb drives?

I have trouble writing to external drives. They are monuted automatically in Nautilus, but I can not copy anything there ('Paste' and 'create Folder' are just greyed out). Does Anyone have ideas what ...
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How to setup openvpn client on linux mint

I am used to setting up the openvpn clinet on windows 7. How do I setup openvpn clinet on linux mint? I can't find a gui or a simple way to do so. My gui is nautilus
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How to show the tree view in left pane of Nautilus?

My question is similar to this one, however the answers provided are not sufficient. I'm a linux occasional user / learner, not having much background to understand what to do reading between the ...
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Opening a samba share in emacs

I am using emacs-snapshot, and I added an application shortcut to my .local/share/applications/emacs-snapshot.desktop : [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Emacs Snapshot (GTK) GenericName=Emacs ...
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How to configure Nautilus 3 toolbar in Debian Wheezy?

I'm using Debian Wheeze and I would like to configure the default Nautilus 3.4.2 toolbar. Basically, I would like to add some buttons such as the Open parent button which can be accomplished with the ...
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How can I access networked filesystems that I've mounted in Nautilus?

I've mounted a networked filesystem in GNOME by clicking on the icon in the left of Nautilus. However, when I use the terminal, I can't figure out how to access that filesystem. Is it possible?
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How to run script when SSSD creates home directory for a new user

I have a network with several RHEL6 workstations and RHEL IdM Server (a.k.a. FreeIPA) as a domain controller. Every LDAP user can log into the every workstation. When the user is logging in for the ...
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Find and install Mint's default packages into new Ubuntu install

So I use Mint a lot, but wish to switch to Ubuntu due to trivial updating Ubuntu offers. Problem with Ubuntu is that a lot of neat packages (Such as right click commands for open in terminal etc) ...
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How do I set Nautilus as default file manager in Elementary OS

Elementary OS uses a program called files as the default file manager. I would like to use Nautilus as my default file manager as used in Ubuntu 12.04 . I have GNOME Nautilus 3.4.2 installed on my ...
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Changing the defaut file manager in Gnome 2(SL6)

As many CentOS, RHEL and Scientific Linux users may know Nautilus was having some bugs. I recently installed thunar to replace it for a time but now that I have installed Nautilus again I'm having a ...
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Do I need Nautilus on RedHat / CentOS / Scientific Linux 6?

I've found that Nautilus causes problems in my Scientific Linux 6 desktop (specifically it gets into an infinite loop opening the file manager at startup). While those problems are interesting in ...
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Which configuration option controls whether Nautilus “copies” or “moves” a file/folder on drag and drop for a remote target directory?

In the Nautilus file manager (Files 3.6.3), when dragging and dropping a file into a directory, the behaviour appears to be dependent on the file-system location of the target folder. (either local or ...
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Debian 7.3 (stable) with GNOME 3.4.2, new Nautilus accel won't stick

Since I've been using Debian with GNOME 3.4.2 (default version upon installation), I've always used the dconf editor to change the delete accel back to the normal delete instead of <ctrl>delete, ...
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Debian 7.3 - Nautilus doesn't show devices and partitions in left panel after changing partitions

Today I changed some partitions (moving, resizing) on my second hard drive and after restarting Debian I noticed that Nautilus doesn't show either partitions nor removable devices in left panel. In ...
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Why ``gvfsd-metadata`` process is hogging 100% of a single core for a long time

Today gvfsd-metadata process was running for a whole day hogging 100% of a single core of my CPU. Is there any reason for it to do it?
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Connecting to the file systems of networked computers

At work, I am able to connect to all networked servers within the LAN simply by going to windows explorer and typing in the servers name or ip address, i.e. \\ip_address_here\c$ (can't remember if i ...
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Are nautilus and command-line commands the same?

When I copy, move, or delete a file in Nautilus or using the corresponding commands (cp, mv, or rm) does the same tool perform the action behind the wraps? I ask because nautilus tends to hang on big ...
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navigating nautilus tree using arrow keys

I use mostly command line tools, but sometimes browsing a directory tree is more easy using GUI. In PCManFM I could use the arrow keys to walk the tree and left arrow and right arrow would open a ...
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Mouse shortcut to copy the path to a file in the Gnome file manager

Is there a Linux equivalent of the Windows Shift+Right-click sequence? I use this a lot on files and directories to get the 'hidden' "Copy as path" option in the pop-up menu. It saves a lot of ...
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Nautilus alternative for debian

I am having a hard time installing Marlin on Debian. PPA command doesn't seem to be working in Debian. Is there any other way I can get rid of Nautilus and install another alternative? Or better yet ...
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Nautilus special URIs

Where are these special URIs used in Nautilus defined in Ubuntu? recent:/// trash:/// x-nautilus-desktop:/// computer:/// burn:/// These can instantly open special locations in Nautilus by typing ...
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Nautilus Renaming Bug when pressing 'n' key in Ubuntu

I have what i can consider a Big Bug on Nautilus under Ubuntu Linux. When I am in the process of renaming a file or a folder, if I press n, nautilus opens a new tab. The effect is: I cannot include ...
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Add 'install selected .deb files' as command in Nautilus actions

Running sudo dpkg -i *.deb in a terminal opened in '/folder', installs all debs in the location '/folder'. What command to add in nautilus-actions (Nautilus-Actions Configuration Tool) so that only ...
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Not able to install Nautilus Terminal

I am using centOS Release 6.4(Final) and GNOME 2.28.2. System information is Linux localhost 2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Jun 12 03:34:52 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I ...
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Disabling thumbnails in Nautilus using dconf

Bellow are the steps I undertook to try to disable thumbnails in Nautilus ( following instruction mentioned here: https://wiki.gnome.org/dconf/SystemAdministrators ) . It didn't help. (I'm on Debian ...
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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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How to see invisible items in Elementary OS Luna?

Nautilus is not the file manager anymore in Elementary OS Luna - or it has change name to Pantheon-files. Cannot find its settings. How to see invisible items?
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In Gnome file browser, fall back to the parent directory when a directory is deleted

I am using CentOS Release 6.4(Final), with Kernel Linux 2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64, and GNOME 2.82.2. I have enabled “Always open in browser” option in the File management preferences. I have a ...
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Make Nautilus navigate to the first file beginning with the typed letter

When I hit N in Nautilus under a folder, it behaves like I am searching files which contains N. Can I make it so that it only leads me to the first file whose name starts with N, like Windows ...
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Parse a dragged path from a remote machine

I am writing an application that needs to be able to parse a path that is dragged from a remote server onto the command line. However, when I drag a path from a remote machine to the terminal I get ...
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Closing all Nautilus windows from terminal

How can I close all opened Nautilus (explorer) windows from the terminal?
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Is is possible to store Nautilus' thumbnails along with the original files?

By default Nautilus stores thumbnails in ~/.cache/thumbnails folder. It has many advantages, but one place it doesn't work well is with network shares full of multimedia accessed by WiFi by several ...
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Missing icons in Nautilus

I've installed Fedora 18 (x64) minimum and I installed Enlightenment with Nautilus. But I see that there are icons missing in Nautilus, I have selected the gnome icon theme so I must be missing some ...
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Nemo: Forget encryption password

I have mounted an encrypted disk by selecting it in Nemo (1.1.2), then typing a password. I can unmount the disk using Nemo, but now it can be remounted without requiring the password. Probably ...
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Indirect SCP connection

I use ssh and scp to connect to a remote server. Due to a ip/proxy limitation on the remote server, I have to connect first to another server. For example, if I want to connect to "SERVER-A", I have ...
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How to get extract/compress option on right clicking?

I am using Linux Mint 14 Nadia . Earlier whenever I right clicked any folder I got options like Extract it, Compress etc. But now I am not getting them . Probably I changed/deleted some of the ...