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Leafpad + SSH: data lost

I have a client and server of SSH in a network, and both are running Debian 9 + LXDE. Then I did the following: Connect the client with the server via file manager: PCManFM > Go > Connect to ...
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How do I add a kdiff3 compare option to Linux Mint Nemo file manager

I am running the latest version of kdiff3 on Linux Mint 19.1. When I install kdiff3 on Windows 10, I can then select two files in the file explorer and subsequently right click, the resulting context ...
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Store photo thumbnails on same drive

I'm using external drives and network storages for managing photos across multiple machines. Previewing them in the file browser (e.g. Thunar) is crucial for that. Furthermore, many of them are RAW ...
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Preview Pane for PDF Documents in File Manager

Is there a program (e.g., file manager or PDF viewer) that provides a split view having a folder view and preview pane for PDF documents (ideally with the ability to scroll through the document like ...
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Where does Caja save folder state and icon?

I'm using icons to categorize my folders but sometimes I move the icons to a more appropiate place so the next time I load the folder, the folder icon isn't set. Could I edit manually (replace text) ...
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How to send by bluetooth from Caja / Nautilus file manager?

Would it be possible to add a menu item under caja-actions to send a file via bluetooth? Or could it be created under "open with"?
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How to edit Caja's / Nautilus' “open with list”?

Due to testing several programs I've ended up with a lot of entries on Caja's "open with list" menu when opening files. How does one edit that list in order to remove undesired entries?
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Use ranger as my default file manager in i3wm

When download a file via browser, the download status message box has an option named show in folder, How can I configure it to open ranger when I click it? Reason I want to do it: I'm currently ...
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Removable volume not appearing in file managers

Neither Nautilus, Caja or Thunar show my removable storage device in the list of devices. I can mount it manually using udisksctl: $ udisksctl mount --block-device /dev/sdd1 Mounted /dev/sdd1 at /...
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ranger “set preview_files true” does not work

Since quite some time the file-preview-window in ranger stays empty. I.e. it indeed shows up but does not preview the content of text-files. Image preview and .pdf preview however does work. The ...
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How do I customize Nautilus / Caja file manager?

I'm using Caja and I miss several features that I had with Windows Explorer. I'm willing to tweak some configs or even develop code to get them but I wouldn't know where to start to collaborate... ...
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How to set Midnight Commander as the default File Manager?

I want graphical applications such as transmission-gtk and Firefox to open up directories with Midnight Commander through new instances of my default terminal emulator running on Debian. I've noticed ...
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Krusader - progress window for copy/move not showing

I have just installed Linux Mint 19 "Tara" (Ubuntu Bionic derivative) and Krusader is not working as in 18.2 "Sonya" (Ubuntu Xenial derivative). Progress bar for copy/move is not showing and I see ...
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How to configure Linux Mint in order to file manager sort filenames using different algorithms?

I'm not being able to sort files the way I want with my file manager on Linux Mint and I would like to know if there's any hidden config to change that. For example, I'm sorting: "a.txt", "(b).txt", ...
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Why does hdparm -y not spin down a HDD while the file managed does? (using Ejection option)

A HDD, which is older than 10 years, is getting read using a SATA-to-USB adapter. When using sudo hdparm -y /dev/sdj, the HDD does not shut down. But when using the Eject option in the File Manager, ...
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Is there a GUI tool to organize 'open with' entries?

As there are several places where a file manager can get its entries for the context menus 'open-with' list, and some of these entries are not too easy to identify by hand, I asked myself if there is ...
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Hiding btrfs drives (part of raid0 array) in Gnome Nautilus?

I have a raid 0 array consisted of sdb to sdf devices. My issue is that all 5 devices show up in Nautilus. I've tried other distro like deepin and I had the same issue. Mdadm and ZFS, this issue is ...
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Can Dolphin file-manager administer the desktop outside Plasma/KDE?

I am trying to set Dolphin to manage the desktop in LXQt installed on top of Kubuntu 18, instead of PCManFM-Qt, but this answer says that Dolphin cannot do that, (also this answer) not even on Plasma ...
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Filemanagers (nemo, etc) “mount archive/disk/image/etc” mount points

When browsing the filesystem I can mount various things: archives .zip, .tar.gz, images .iso, etc. which then appear to be located in: archive://file%253A%252F%252F%252Fpath%252Fto%252Farchive.tar....
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Samba network discovery fails through file managers, but works with smbtree

In file managers (Caja, Nautilus, PCManFM, Dolphin), under Network there is an entry for Windows Network but double-clicking this brings up an empty window with 0 items. However, smbtree does list ...
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How to open the default file explorer in shell?

Different Linux distro have different file explorer. Is there any universal way(type the same command) to open the file explorer to a certain directory in shell(command line)? If it is possible, it ...
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Are there mimetype-to-application association files other than those in this list?

Context: I have an Ubuntu/Dolphin misbehaviour where it seems to think *.mkv files are opened with ark. The below screenshot indicates opening the Properties dialog then clicking File Type Options ...
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Why is Nemo displaying each of my MTP devices twice?

There isn't much to add outside of the image posted. I have a Walkman and an Android device plugged into my computer, and each of them show in the Devices list on the sidebar twice. One of each of the ...
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How do you add “open in terminal” to the right-click mouse menu for folders/directories for caja?

I know about that question, but how to do this in caja ?
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Is it possible to backup and restore Thunar custom actions?

I think that as far as file-manager context menu actions go, Thunar's are the most accessible and easy to manage, especially that the program is so light and easy to install. I have always created a ...
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How to switch from Debian 9 Cinnamon's default file-manager “nemo” to another one?

How can I do that? I'd like to switch to another one mainly due to all the bugs I'm encountering with nemo.
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Adding “open as root” to the right-click context menu of nemo

Since many files and applications seem to need root for proper operation or for allowing edits and having to use the console is too inconvenient, I'd like to have right-click context menu options for "...
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lUbuntu: File manager no longer shows other partitions

I hope I don't end up kicking myself for an obvious answer here, but in lubuntu 17.04(zesty) I cannot find the "other places"(as in the other partitions on my system, like Windows) anywhere in the ...
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Progress bar shows incorrect speed when copying files to nfs mounted storage

I have a strange problem with a nfs mounted drive. It's a zfs pool shared via nfs, both server and client use Linux Mint 18.1. What happens is that when I copy a larger file to the server, the ...
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How can I move all `marked` files to another directory in ranger?

When I select multiple files within ranger (using <Space> or V), how do I move these selected files to another directory? I've tried to use dd and pp, but this only moves the file that's ...
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Lines and spaces everywhere disappeared

I wanted to use WebDav so installed Nautilus on my Linux Mint, but after that suddenly lines and spaces have disappeared all over the systems. Find below the screenshots for the same, I tried ...
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Add new file extension to existing (MIME) type

In Nemo some "twig" files appear with the text icon whilst some appear with a web icon. I want all files with a "twig" extension to appear in Nemo like "html" files e.g. with a web icon. So I edited ...
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Change the default file manager for everything, not only the toolbar

I am using Centos 7 with gnome3. I would like to change the default file manager from Nautilus to Thunar. I followed this : How to change the default filemanager of the Cinnamon desktop? but it's ...
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Mounted devices are not shown in File manager folder tree items

Good day everybody recently I've installed Arch on my computer and I'm still trying to figure it out why are the mounted devices (HDD) are missing from the Home folder tree in my File manager? To see ...
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recreate xdg directories after accidentally deleting it

im running xdg-user-dirs-update command, which create two files in .config directory, user-dirs.dirs and user-dirs.locale. user-dirs.dirs lookes like this: # This file is written by xdg-user-dirs-...
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Is there a program like MobaXTerm for Linux systems? (SFTP GUI browser & terminal)

I am coming from Windows, where I ran the program MobaXTerm. Essentially I used it as an SSH client (though it has other uses). It has a great feature of showing the files and directories on the left ...
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Nemo action doesn't work with comand that works in most file managers (as menu services/actions)

I have some commands that I use in many file managers in the same form. Taking one as an example: terminator -e "filebot -get-subtitles -rename -non-strict %f" In the same form it works in a ...
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How to avoid a program taking over the file manager when opening a folder in that program from context menu

The problem described below appears sometimes when a folder is opened from context menu with an option similar to "Open with" - "Other application" What happens is that the program selected in this ...
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Set standard file browser for “open containing folder”

Since I installed EasyTag on my Arch Linux several other programs use EasyTag instead of Nautilus as filebrowser. For example, Firefox starts EasyTag if I click on "open containing folder". Where ...
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“scope.sh” is lacking for ranger file manager

Ranger is a file manager using Miller columns to navigate between the tree. It has an external script called scope.sh that previews files utilizing external applications such as the .torrent files ...
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Custom Columns in Thunar

When viewing files in thunar. I'd like to have columns with different information than the ones available in the Configure Columns dialog. For example, if I have a .mp3, I'd like to have columns ...
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cPanel file manager directory tree is not visible

I am using VPS hosting and I am quite new to it. If you look at the attached image, you will clearly understand the problem. Click here to see screenshot I am going to explain too - My VPS is set up ...
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GUI file managers infinitely loading folders never showing content [desktop: KDE5 - tested file managers: Dolphin, Thunar, Nautilus]

GUI file managers do not show any folder content anymore. Running KDE5 [plasma-desktop-5.7.5-1.fc23.x86_64] on Fedora 23 [4.7.4-100.fc23.x86_64] GUI file managers suddenly stopped to show contents of ...
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File manager that bookmark files

I am using Lubuntu 16 and I need to bookmark files. Which file manager is able to do so? Note 1 : Lubuntu's default file manager(PCmanFM) doesn't have this feature. Note 2 : I want to bookmark a ...
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Can I add the Twig file type to Linux?

I generally give Twig files a "twig" extension. As I understand it these Twig files are usually recognised as HTML like files by Linux using some sort of scan algorithm. So Nemo for example ...
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How to restart file operations (file explorer) in the MATE desktop?

I was emptying the trash on my machine (Debian 8 Jessie with the MATE desktop) and then did some other operation. Long story short, the whole file explorer is frozen. I can't seem to find anything in ...
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No deletion on pressing Delete in Gnome Flashback in Debian Jessie

I've moved to Debian Jessie recently. I'm used to getting marked files binned on Delete press. There's no such thing here. Delete+Shift removes stuff for good though (after confirmation in the dialog)....
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How do I find multiple file types in one search?

I have done lots of searching about this, but I cannot seem to find an answer that satisfies my needs. I want a simple way to search for two file types or more (e.g. *.mp3, *.aac, *.pdf, etcetera.) I ...
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How to find out the default file manager in the terminal?

I'm working on different Linux distributions. In my .bashrc I'd like to set up an alias that opens a window of the default file manager (e.g. nautilus, nemo, pacman, ...). Is there a way find out ...
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Removing directories: Shell vs. File Manager

I've noticed that some graphical file manages such as Thunar allow you to remove any directory as long as you are the owner of this directory -- even if this directory contains a sub directory which ...