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Everyone uses what one finds best for a given task. This is almost completely individual, there cannot be a general answer. Linux users do not need to learn shell operations at all if they don't feel like (and don't get forced to by some situation). And the other way around: one can perform all the needed tasks using only the command line (no file managers ...


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computer:/// is a special location that the GVFS daemon responds to. For more information on what GVFS is, see What is gvfs and why should I want it on my system?, but suffice it to say that it's a wrapper over the raw POSIX calls for reading, listing, and writing files, and it provides some nice abstractions. Visiting computer:/// will work in any ...


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Dolphin looks like what you are looking for: But the terminal is a slave of its directory navigation (if you change the directory in the GUI, it changes in the terminal, but not the other way around). To change the application directory when you change the current directory in the terminal, you can make your shell send a message to Dolphin to update its ...


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Terminal Method Usually when copying files that I think I'll need to pause/resume I'll go to the terminal and use the rsync command instead. $ rsync -avz <source> <destination> This can be paused/resumed in the sense that you can simply stop it, and restart the command later on. Only the files that haven't been copied as of yet, will get ...


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I use a file manager quite rarely. When I went from Windows to OpenBSD I tried to learn "the unix way" so I got very familiar with the shell and such. Now however I've came to realize that shells are very handy, but in some cases they can't beat graphical file managers. I use a graphical file manager when: Dealing with long or "difficult"(spaces, etc) ...


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For some reason, the drag-and-drop mechanisms in both Nautilus and Konqueror do not work properly with the extension manager in Google Chrome / Chromium. I've found two solutions: To force the issue, you can use an alternative file manager. I found that the one from the XFCE project called thunar works for me and can be run inside of either Gnome, KDE or ...


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From the Arch Linux Wiki: You can trick GNOME into using another file browser by editing the Exec line in /usr/share/applications/nautilus.desktop. See the correct parameters in the .desktop file of the file manager of your choice, e.g.: /usr/share/applications/nautilus.desktop [...] Exec=thunar %F OR Exec=pcmanfm %U [...] Arch Linux Wiki 1


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To change the default filemanager you can edit the file ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list Don't know how to specify thunar but to use nemo over nautilus I do this: thomas@localhost ~> cat .local/share/applications/mimeapps.list [Added Associations] inode/directory=nemo.desktop; Also if you are curious why the wrong filemanager is started if ...


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Yes, IIRC. I believe it can be used for FTP, though I'm not 100% sure. What I suspect it's talking about, though, is Samba shares. (It may also be able to do sshfs but I'm not sure.) All the magic happens through GVFS (or whatever the MATE guys called the GNOME 2 equivalent, GVS, when they forked it).


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If you've just downloaded the user script and its name is appearing in the bottom bar, open the Extensions page (Menu > Tools > Extensions, chrome://chrome/extensions/), then drag-and-drop from the download bar to the middle of the Extensions page. (Thanks to balpha for this method.) If you've got the script on your system somewhere, you can use ...


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Nautilus Terminal is a plugin for Nautilus (Gnome's file manager). The directories don't follow the command line, but it's reasonably quick to do pwd | xclip, <Ctrl> +<l>, <Ctrl>+<v>


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Gnome Commander is a file manager with a shell command line line at the bottom. Midnight Commander (mc) is similar, but in text mode. (Both get their inspiration from Norton Commander.)


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There is some helpful documentation in /usr/local/share/vifm/vifm-help.txt and /usr/local/share/vifm/vifm.txt -- in addition to the man page. The Arch wiki also has a Vifm page with some tips on using it. Essentially, as the name suggests, it is like using Vim for managing your files. Copy or move is yy or d and p. Edit is e. As it is programmable, you ...


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In order to create 'Open folder as root' context menu command - and in order to create any new such command - a new *.contract file has to be creaetd in /usr/share/contractor. For 'Open folder as root' - that file would have to contain something like [Contractor Entry] Name=Open folder as root Icon=gksu-root-terminal Description=Open folder as root ...


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There is an instance of Nautilus running behind the scenes that's managing your desktop, so when you run subsequent instances of Nautilus the --no-desktop is telling Nautilus not to try to manage the desktop icons etc. The %U means to pass in a list of URLS: %U A list of URLs. Each URL is passed as a separate argument to the executable program. ...


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Nemo does (in so far as I just tried this and it worked), but it's really part of Cinnamon which is a replacement for the Gnome 3 shell. It does not appear to have any dependencies on Cinnamon, however. It is in the repos for Fedora 17+ and Mint, of course. Probably others as well. Github if you need the source. On a further note, I had no idea about the ...


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No Trash can typically handle anything. The problem is likely more that your userid does not have permissions to move these particular files and/or directories from /var/tmp. To confirm drop to a shell and cd /var/tmp and check who the owner is of these files as well as the permissions on these files. $ ls -la /var/tmp Example $ ls -la total 216 ...


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You would have to change each of the applications not to 'just' open with nemo with the directory as an argument but with the file. Nemo already supports this, and you can easily test from a terminal with: touch /var/tmp/xxx.txt nemo /var/tmp/xxx.txt this opens a view on /var/tmp with xxx.txt selected (tested with nemo version 2.0.8)


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I had the same issue. Kodak cameras by default present themselves as PTP cameras, not as USB mass storage devices to the USB host. This gives you two possibilities: use the camera's menu to switch it to something like "USB mass storage device" instead of something like "PTP camera" use the software gphoto2 to obtain pictures from your PTP camera. If you ...


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computer:/// The reason behind this is, normal directory listing is as follows, computer://(directory)/filename Since the directory is root directory. By the way, root directory has no name(empty) so //(root)/ is denoted as ///. Why root directory has null name or no name. See RFC 1738 – Uniform Resource Locators (URL)


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You can find out what's going on behind the scenes of an application by using the tool strace. Simply invoke the tool in question like so: $ strace <app> Be warned there will be a lot of output generated by this tool so you'll likely want to dump it to a file. $ strace -o <logfile> <app> Example First collect the log. $ strace -o ...


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If you mean what I think you mean then yes, that is possible In Useractions > Manage User Action you hit Create new useraction. Here you can configure your shortcut to Eclipse. You'll need at least Identifier, Title (eg. Eclipse) and Command (eg. /opt/eclipse/eclipse). If you need to, you can also change the Advanced Properties of the shortcut to change its ...


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The midnight-commander, which is a kind of hybrid between graphical and text based, supports globbing, which is, what you show in your examples. Therefor, filemanagers which claim to be graphical versions of midnight-commander (Krusador?) should be able to do it. A difference between globbing and regex is, for example foo*bar in regex means foobar, ...


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You'll find on Wikipedia a complete list of file managers, with a detailed comparison of what search/regexp features they offers. You'll have to cross-results with *nix-compatible ones, though. It seems that at least Konqueror and Dolphin support regexp and thumbnails.


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The just tested in Nautilus, the default file manager for Gnome support this by default. It feels like about 1500ms for folders to open while hovering over them as a drag target. I'm sure that time is configurable. (Tested with nautilus 2.32.2.1 on PLD-Linux TH) I also fired up KDE and tested both Konqueror and Dolphin. The default configurations don't seem ...


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Konqueror http://www.konqueror.org/ has easy ways of going back and forth between terminal windows and file manager. See the forum discussion at: http://www.knoppix.net/forum/threads/3838-How-to-Open-Konqueror-in-the-Directory-as-Your-Current-Shell In konqueror typing ctrl-t gets you a terminal in the current directory, and in the shell kfmclient exec . ...



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