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How can I stop seeing hidden files in the Midnight Commander?

The Midnight Commander is a very helpful tool when we're using only the text mode. But sometimes it bothers me that I have to see all the hidden files inside a folder (files that begin with "."). I'...
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Can I “drag” a file into a window without a file manager?

(I'm on Arch Linux, using i3 as my wm and xterm as my terminal emulator, though I don't know if any of that is relevant.) Occasionally, a website asks me to drag a file with my mouse from my desktop ...
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Ranger cd into a folder (and invoke shell)?

I'm using Ranger to navigate around my file system. Is there a shortcut where I cd into a folder without leaving Ranger (as in open bash with a location of a folder found by navigating in Ranger)?
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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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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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Opening current directory from a terminal onto a file browser?

My current directory is buried deep in multiple subfolder layers from my home directory. If I want to open this directory in a gui-based file browser, I have to double click folder after folder to ...
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How to change the default filemanager of the Cinnamon desktop?

I'm running an Arch Linux machine with the cinnamon-git desktop from the Arch User Repository. The default filemanager is Nautilus, is there any way to change the default filemanager to thunar?
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How to create folder shortcuts in file manager?

I'm using Thunar. What i want is remove Networks since i don't use it, and add Lello below videos. I know if you right click on any folder like videos you can remove the shortcut, I don't know how to ...
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What is the difference between mounting in fstab and by mounting in file manager

..and what are the consequences of the different methods? I have been trying some things with the mounting of an sda2 partition. Mounting in fstab, not mounting in fstab but from the file manager. ...
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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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Is there a good combination of command-line and graphical file browser?

Is there a feasible solution than combines the advantages of a command-line and a graphical file browser? For example, the command-line is good to change the directory and execute commands but can't ...
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Changing default file manager in Gnome3 (Fedora 22)

I just switched to Fedora 22 and decided to go for Gnome3 this time instead of XFCE. I like the Thunar file manager so I downloaded it. I've had trouble setting it as the default file manager though. ...
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Where do file managers save their bookmarks?

In pcmanfm and Thunar you can add bookmarks of folders to the left bar. Are they stored somewhere in the filesystem as symlinks? I´d like to use the bookmarks from other applications (terminal etc.),...
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Is the “computer:///” address only something symbolic, or can it be used somewhere?

I am using Linux Mint 15 (Mate). When I double click the Computer icon on my desktop to see the available drives, the address bar of file manager (Caja 1.6.1) shows this address: computer:///. Is this ...
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Where is the trash directory for PCManFM and xfe?

I've got PCManFM and Xfe as graphical file managers in my Arch Linux with Openbox. When I click on the Trash link in PCManFM I get an error saying "Operation not supported". Question: Where do ...
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How can I disable single-click to open on Pantheon/Elementary?

Elementary's default file manager, Files, has single-click to open enabled by default. For those who prefer double-click to open, how can this setting be disabled?
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How do I install userscripts in Chrome on Linux?

Help! The only way that Chrome allows userscripts to be installed now is by downloading the file to my local system then dragging and dropping it into the extension manager interface. However when I ...
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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 does 'Create New Folder' short-key work?

In many file managers there is a shortcut/key to create a new folder. In Nautilus, Thunar, Panthon-Files, this is Ctrl+Shift+N, in Dolphin it is F10. How does this shortcut work? I imagine that ...
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File manager which is able to filter using regular expressions

Is there any graphical file-manager which supports thumbnails for linux like thunar or nautilus, which allows me to filter a directory by a regular expression. For example typing /home/user/*tex ...
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Flat view of directories

When I was in windows I used to use Total Commander as my file manager. There was a function called "Branch view" (CTRL+B), which basically showed all the files within a particular directory including ...
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How do I get the menu bar to reappear

This sound like a really simple thing, but it has me stumped. I was using Thunar file manager on my Xfce desktop and I wanted to try it without the menu bar at the top (the one with File, Edit, View ...
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Why I cannot move to trash from /var/tmp?

I just found out on Fedora 20, that neither with Thunar nor Nautilus (I'm using Xfce4 here), I can't move file from /var/tmp to Trash. More precisely, in Nautilus the menu option is not available, ...
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easy rsync solution with file manager (thunar or nautilus or…)

A common tasks I teach new users in UNIX is how to make backups. Since most are not comfortable with the command line (CLI) and I want to have them make backups (more than forcing them to use the CLI),...
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How to add 'open folder as root' in Elementary OS file manager context menu?

Here it is the solution in order to add the 'open terminal here' into the context menu of Elementary OS' file manager (generically called 'Files' - the executable is pantheon-files). For that ...
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Nemo Filemanager suddenly looks different

Today I started Nemo and noticed it's new (ugly) look which looks like some kind of fallback mode: When looking at the package history, I only see recent updates of phonon packages and the ...
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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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Ranger file manager - Open gnome-terminal instead of xterm

I recently started using Ranger as my default file manager, and I'm really enjoying it. Right now, I've managed to change rifle.conf so that when I play audio or video from Ranger, mpv opens in a new ...
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Show in folder does not select file

In various applications when I do "show file in folder" it simply open the file-manager (nemo) but does not select the actual file. How can I make show in folder also select the file?
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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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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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Alternatives to Nautilus that support a list of files to hide in .hidden

Are there any good alternatives to Nautilus that support the same .hidden file? That is a file in which I can write file and directory names, and then the file manager hides them. I have already ...
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Netbook Remix [EasyPeasy]: How to add a Mozilla Prism to Favorites

I'm setting up a old laptop with EasyPeasy, the only Linux distro I could get to install on it. I want to put a Prism in the favorites that will bring up a web site we use frequently. I created the ...
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Is there a tool to view and edit ,iso files like PowerISO?

I am looking for a archive manager that will allow me to look into the contents without needing to mount it and also to add or remove contents by drag and drop style. The Windows' equivalent would be ...
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File manager of common dialogs like Open or Save

Are those dialogs common to most X windows programs, such as open, save as, etc, something that you can tweak? I am trying to reduce my use of the mouse and I find it hard with the default one (I am ...
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Debian Buster XFCE: make PCManFM default, including for Open a Directory, as in Chromium - downloads - show in folder

Using Debian Buster XFCE. XFCE is married to Thunar, so cannot remove thunar. I would prefer Chromium (or any other app that might choose to open a directory), as when viewing Downloads and clicking '...
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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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How to open new files in a same Vim instance from my file manager or from command-line?

I don't usually navigate my filesystem from Vim, but instead use a file manager and sometimes even the good, old interactive shell (command line). Issuing vim file from the command line or from a ...
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Search and select all matching files in Ranger

Say that I have the following files in the current directory : aa01.txt aa02.txt bb01.txt bb02.txt cc01.txt ... Is there a way I can search for a given pattern and select ALL the matching files at ...
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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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ranger: open many files with mplayer

I use the file explorer called ranger and I wonder if it is possible to open many files in different directory with mplayer? What I can already do is to select all the files (pressing v) from one ...
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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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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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File type inode/x-corrupted

My system had an unexpected shutdown. Now when I open the file from pcmanfm or nautilus I get file corrupted error. Strangely the files are accessible just fine if I launch pcmanfmas root user. The ...
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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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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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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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open several directories from the terminal as tabs inside a single file manager window

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 ...
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Is there any file manager able to restore the windows opened?

We know that chrome and firefox can remember the status of the tabs and can restore them next time. Is there any file manager can do the same thing?
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Desktop environment agnostic folder backdrop for wmaker

I recently stripped down my debian box, abandoning all desktop environments and running just WindowMaker with some self-written startup files. While I love the simplicity and speed of this setup, ...