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Questions tagged [file-browser]

An application used to manage and view files and directories.

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As part of a script read directory but as a GUI

I'd like to enhance my script : #!bin/bash echo "where would you like to install? (type directory)" read directory this is nice but not really robust, it doesn't really account for human error the ...
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Always open as root?

I have to right-click in my File Browser to open as root (more specifically, any time I want to edit files), and I'd like to prevent having to do this step every time. I edit files a lot, obviously 😂 ...
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What is the command-line name of Gnome's image viewer application?

By default, images are opened from the Gnome file browser by an application which seems to be called "Image Viewer". I would like to use this application from the command line, but I don't know its ...
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Where does caja put its preferences

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....
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How to launch browser mode by default in older versions of Nautilus

Older versions of nautilus (such as on Red Hat 5 / RHEL 5) don't have the option "Always use browser" under edit->preferences->behavior. That option isn't added to the gui-based preferences menu ...
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Windows 10 ISO content looks odd (“.” directory)

I've downloaded Windows 10 Disc Image from microsoft.com recently. I mounted it using Archive Mounter in Ubuntu. And I saw just a hidden folder "." and an empty "README.TXT" file in the root. ls -aR ...
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Browse contents of .tar

I'm having a large number of tar files and need to browse through them. Is there something like a curses/ncurses tar browser (like midnight commander or ncdu)? I know the -t option for tar but it is ...
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File explorator with custom removal and copy functions

I am looking for a file explorator that have customizable move, copy and remove functions. Which strategy would you recommand? Is there any file explorer with customizable commands or should I modify ...
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What are the ways to browse files in a directory with uncountable files?

I wrote a script to save logs of request to its individual files. Over time the number of files in the folder seems to have grown in number by ALOT. Now I need to access some logs of some time range ...
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How to enable Linux Mint List View alternating row colors

I'm setting up a new development environment so I've been doing some tinkering with my newer install of Mint 17. I've been having a lot of fun! I wish to achieve the following kind of "striped" color ...
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My file navigator (sidebar) is hidden in Elementary OS

I am using Elementary OS. I am facing an issue with the file browser. It displays only files and directories inside the home directory. The file navigator (sidebar) is missing and I cannot access ...
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How to get a Seagate 2 TB USB drive automounted?

I got a Seagate Backup Plus 2 TB sometime back. I tried getting it to be auto-mounted and read by Nautilus.caja or any other file-browser. The external HDD is ntfs and I have installed ntfs-3g. I have ...
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How to hide files of a certain extension in PCManFM

I use latex in my work a lot. Compiling a latex file generates a lot of intermediate files with .log, .aux extensions. To avoid clutter, I would like to hide these intermediate files. Is there a way ...
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Using a picture as background in the filebrowser Nemo for directories which are not the home directory

im currently configuring Linux Mint Cinnamon 17 on a SSD as a Christmas present. I want to have the file-browser nemo display a .jpeg instead of a plain background in directories which should not be ...
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Does linux have pause/resume feature like in Windows 8?

I'm looking for some feature which will allow me to pause/resume copy-paste process similar to windows 8. Is there any file manager that will allow this process? Is it extension to file-manager. Does ...
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How to browse file from sudoer account from guest account? [closed]

As I've mentioned earlier, I have been facing problem regarding isues with loging in with my primary account. I want to browse my files from that primary account using guest account. Is there any way ...
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Is there html documentation finder/searcher, like info utility for info files?

Many packages have their documentation in html. Is there some sort of man or info utility to find locally installed html documentation and work with it? I mean, I need a program which would ...
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Text-based file navigator with search as you type

How do I set up Midnight Commander or other text-based file navigator so that when I start typing it searches the first directory or file matching the typed text?
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In Gnome file browser, fall back to the parent directory when a directory is deleted

I am using CentOS Release 6.4(Final), with Kernel Linux 2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64, and GNOME 2.82.2. I have enabled “Always open in browser” option in the File management preferences. I have a ...