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I am running/using mate 1.20.2 amd using caja as my file and folder explorer (GUI-based) .

I have tried to figure out where caja puts it preferences but have failed.

$ caja --version
MATE caja 1.20.2

I tried to first see in .config/caja if it has what I'm looking for -

~/.config/mate$ ls
eom  panel2.d

Neither of the two folders had anything interesting contents.

Then I tried -

:~/.cache/mate$ ls
background

and even there I couldn't find any info.

I also looked at dpkg -L caja and saw /usr/share/metainfo/caja.appdata.xml but could not find anything which explains where it might be.

Even the F1 built right in caja doesn't tell anything .

Can somebody help to find out where it is ?

  • $HOME/.config/caja/ : accels, desktop-metadata* – Knud Larsen May 15 '18 at 7:38
  • And at least some preferences are in the gsettings/dconf database. – muru May 15 '18 at 13:34
  • but the "open with" configuration is not there either :( – U.V. Mar 18 at 11:49
  • that is what I was trying to say and I'm now at 1.20.4 . I guess we have to look at 1.22.x release or beyond for that feature. – shirish Mar 18 at 15:12

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