Nautilus is the official file manager for the GNOME desktop.

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How to get rid of desktop environment and use a window manager only?

I have been using xterm for all my work. I realized that the features that desktop environments like GNOME has to provide are not of much use to me. Now, is it possible that I remove GNOME and KDE ...
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How to remove duplicate entries in 'Open With' Nautilus dialogue?

Would be nice to be shown the magic button that will help me remove this eyesore: It's Nautilus 2.30 on Debian (and has been there in previous versions as far as I can remember).
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Recursive chmod only folders or only files via script or nautilus menu?

This has been discussed before here. What I'd like to know is how to turn these: Recursive chmod only files within this folder: find . -type f -exec chmod 0600 {} \; Recursive chmod only folders ...
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Is there any way to assign shortcuts to Nautilus bookmarks?

I have added several dirs as bookmarks to nautilus and I want to know if there a way to assign keyboard shortcuts to some of them.
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How to get Nautilus to “Open with Archive Mounter”?

I see Ubuntu screenshots showing that one can right-click an ISO, and have an option to "Open with Archive Mount". How do I get that running elsewhere where it isn't default (Debian in my case)? This ...
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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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How to find Nautilus wastebasket in the file system

It looks like I can get to the waste-basket through nautilus, but when I look at the location given by properties, I see "trash:///". But I can't "cd trash:///". Where is the waste-basket? And in ...
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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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Is there a way to assign a shortcut key to nautilus' right click context menu?

Does anyone know of a way to assign a shortcut key combination to the menu items in the context menu that pops up in nautilus when you click on a file?
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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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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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How to make Nautilus search useful outside of /home?

Nautilus search returns no results for anything outside of my home directory. I've had this problem with both Ubuntu 10.10 Nautilus and the new Nautilus in Gnome 3.2. I asked my friend using Fedora ...
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Example value for a nautilus (file manager) connect to service custom location

I am looking for an example for a nautilus (file manager) connect to service custom location. $ nautilus Activate connection editor: File>Connect To Server...> I am looking for an example ...
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How to start an xterm from Nautilus, running in the folder I'm viewing?

This was easy in Thunar, but now I'm on a machine where I'm trying to do everything in the Gnome desktop world. In Nautilus, I'm in some deep-down folder. How do I open an xterm (rxvt, aterm, ...
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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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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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Closing all Nautilus windows from terminal

How can I close all opened Nautilus (explorer) windows from the terminal?
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Can I access Nautilus's bookmarks in terminal?

I have made a some bookmarks in Nautilus, i.e. shortcut links to some directories. I would like to cd to a directory which has been bookmarked in Nautilus. I was wondering if that is possible?
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Set default application for particular file types in nautilus

I use nautilus as file manager and would like to use Vim instead of Gedit to edit my text files. Many files (log files, empty files, …) are already opened with Vim, however not all of them, e.g. tex ...
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How do I autostart an application in Gnome when a volume is mounted?

According to Gnome's Desktop Application Autostart Specification, I should be able to have a program execute simply by naming it any of ".autorun", "autorun", or "autorun.sh". None of these seem to ...
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Default username for Samba share that is not the user name on the client system

When mounting a Samba share the user name is defaulting to the user name from the client machine rather than the "User Name" field from the earlier "Connect to Server" dialogue. Accessing a Samba ...
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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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How do I name a partition?

Currently, I have a partition where Crunchbang is installed, which shows up as a folder in Mint named either 0d71227f-66fc-45ac-8bfc-93280b93dc8c or "10.0 GB Volume". First question is, of ...
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How to use as default nautilus in XFCE?

I'd like to use nautilus as default in XFCE instead of Thunar, but how can I remove full Thunar. I have already typed sudo apt-get remove thunar gvfs-backends But I still have problems because if ...
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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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Impossible pmap results

Nautilus is taking up 450 MiB according to System Monitor (Ubuntu 10.04). $pmap <PID of Nautilus> ... total 1578276K Is pmap reporting 1.5 GiB of memory here? I'm trying to find out ...
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Nautilus, mount ISO file with right-click menu

I am using Nautilus now, and back then when i was using Ubuntu i could right-click on an ISO file and automount it without the need to issue any command. But now i am using Nautilus in Archlinux and ...
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Does truecrypt leave behind temporary files

I've I have some scans of sensitive documents in image format such as jpg png etc. When I open up the folder containing them which is in a truecrypt file, will nautilus create a temporary version of ...
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How to put Network places and My computer icon on Fluxbox desktop

I'm getting used to Fluxbox and it is great... I configured everything (icons, keys...) but I have this problem... I can't manage to put my Netowork places and Computer icons on desktop because I ...
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Change default for Nautilus (file_manager) from “Forget password immediately”?

When opening a tab which needs to mount a Samba share, Nautilus 2.30.1 displays a window: Password required for share xxx on localhost Password: [ ] (*) Forget password immediately ( ) ...
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How to install Dropbox (and have Dropbox file manager integration) without Nautilus?

Running other desktop environments than Unity or Gnome with a different file manager than Nautilus, it might be a good idea to install Dropbox without Nautilus. But advice on Dropbox involves ...
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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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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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unable to mount smb share in fedora 14 through nautilus connect to server

I'm unable to mount smb share on my university network. Trying through the nautilus connect to server dialog just brings the password dialog up repeatedly. I'm able to mount the share using mount.cifs ...
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Where Nautilus/Gnome keeps track or log of user activity?

Today I came across a file called ~user/.nautilus/saved-session-XXXXXX. In it one could see some sort of logging user's activity via Nautilus. Also in ~user/.gconf/apps/gedit-2 one could find ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Kubuntu - GUI context menu sudo/root

A couple of years ago I found something in a package manager that added a context menu item that allowed me to open files and save them normally without being harassed about file permissions. Can ...
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How to copy or move to folder in Nautilus 2.30.1 like in Windows Explorer?

How to copy or move to folder in Nautilus 2.30.1 like in Windows Explorer? The only such options available in the context menu point to Home or Desktop, when I want to copy or move to another folder ...
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How to utilize extended attributes for image preview?

Is there any file browsers for Linux that cache image previews, just like Windows Explorer cache them to a file named Thumbs.db? As in the latest ext3/4 filesystems, an inode can hold extended ...
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Move to trash confirm box

I am using Fedora 14 (Laughlin) with GNOME 2.32.0. I have gconf-editor installed. In gconf-editor apps->nautilus->preference confirm_trash is enabled i.e., checked, also in nautilus file browser, home ...
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Copy a file from a nautilus-script to clipboard

I have a nautilus script that generates an archive file based on the files selected in the nautilus window. This archive file is created in the /tmp directory. I want a way to copy this file to the ...
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How to set up Kate to use Nautilus as a file manager?

I use Gnome-based Ubuntu 10.10 and Kate text editor. If I right-click on a folder in Kate's file system navigation panel and choose to open the folder in a file manager, Filelight (a disk space ...
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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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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 ...