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I want to open several directories from the terminal as tabs inside a single Nautilus window. If Nautilus cannot be used then I want to know what GUI based file explorer can open directories in different tabs. If no GUI based file manager can do it, I want to know what text based managers can open multiple tabs.

If no alternatives exist, I wan't to know why do you people prefer opening tabs with the mouse, is it the best investment of our time? I need an answer because for a certain project I want to open a certain amount of tabs without doing it like machine each time I open my file manager.

To start you up, doing this:

$ nautilus path1 path2

, will open two nautilus windows instead of one nautilus window containing two tabs.

  • this might help you. – Rahul Jun 16 '16 at 11:15
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    yea, i saw that a few months back. i don't like complicating my life with too many scripts, but good to know it is an option. i will rephrase my question a bit – grokkaine Jun 16 '16 at 13:07
  • I haven't much experience with nautilus in particular, but bookmarks are a common feature of GUI file explorers. Are those unsatisfactory for your task? – SauceCode Jun 17 '16 at 2:01
  • Bookmarks only open one tab per click. What I want is to configure project scripts and open nautilus from the terminal. Most of what I do is on the terminal and automated to increase my productivity. I work in resarch/support so I have to fast switch between multiple projects, but who wouldn't want his "workspace" (programs, editors, even browser tabs) restored in a matter of seconds? – grokkaine Jun 20 '16 at 10:00

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