Is there a package or app for Debian 8 that can change the color of folders?, or just tag them and allow them to be visually grouped by them (like the tag feature on MacOS).

Found this for ubuntu, but don't really want to install it without knowing compatibility or if there's a better option for debian.

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If you’re using the default GNOME desktop, tags are built-in and can be used for searches: right-click on a file or folder, click on “Properties”, and you’ll see a “Tags” tab.

You can add emblems using the nautilus-emblems extension which is packaged in Debian.

  • But you cant change visually group the ones with the same tag
    – M.O.
    Dec 30, 2016 at 18:21
  • Indeed, that would be a useful feature. Dec 30, 2016 at 19:57
  • That's what I want jaja. If there isn't a package that can do that then I could find a work around for what I want with emblems, so thank you!
    – M.O.
    Dec 30, 2016 at 21:52

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