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GNOME Files (formerly Nautilus) is the official file manager in GNOME.

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Nautilus: Settings schema 'org.freedesktop.Tracker.Miner.Files' is not installed

I've installed the Gnome desktop and Nautilus on Clear Linux using a custom mix (without the desktop bundle), and have encountered the following error in the terminal when starting Nautilus: (org....
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Nautilus alphabetical sort ignores 0

I noticed something interesting and strange in nautilus sorting method. Having a bunch of file named "foo01" to "foo10" plus another one named "foo011", ls returns them in alphabetical order, namely ...
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Nautilus doesn't open anymore

When I use the icon for nautilus, it seems to try to open, but then just gives up. When I type in nautilus into the terminal, it responds with: ** (nautilus:10331): WARNING **: 17:41:30.103: ...
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How to run a bash command every time I open a file from nautilus?

Suppose I have a certain file type that every time I double click on from Nautilus I want a to run a python command on this file, how can I do this? For example let's say I have a file called ...
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Make Nautilus detach from terminal when using Guake

I normally launch Nautilus from my Guake terminal when I'm working, and it normally automatically detaches itself from the terminal after it's run, leaving me free to use the terminal for other ...
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Which is the command who execute all file manager in Ubuntu or Debian?

I working in a custom bash command for open all files(*.*), the command who i make in bash is named "open". This is the content of my bash command file named "open": #!/bin/bash xmessage -center "...
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Can I mark files as recently-used from the command line?

GTK applications mark files as recently used by adding them to the XML in ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel, but I am frequently working with files from terminal-driven applications like latex, and ...
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Ubuntu / XFCE: Nautilus not opening files

I recently had my office PC upgraded from ubuntu 14.04 to 18.04, with the XFCE interface (v4.12) installed. I dislike the standard file browser (thunar) so used one of the answers to this thread to ...
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Treat Symbolic Links as Folders in Nautilus FTP

I have a Pure-FTPd server running with the virtualchroot-enabled binary. When I connect to the server with FileZilla, FileZilla shows a link overlay for symbolic links that point to folders, but I can ...
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How to reset nautilus sidebar?

This is my actual problem. On mounting it gives the error : couldn't find matching udev device and deleting nautilus .config files, or purging nautilus, doesn't solve the problem.
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Change default sort order in Nautilus “by type”

The default sort order in Files 3.30.5 (or Nautilus) has been changed to sorting alphabetically by name: I prefer my view(s) to be sorted by type, so every time I open up a new instance, I don't have ...
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Nautilus is slowed on after dnf upgrade

I'm using Fedora 29 gnome and currently I have nautilus-3.30.5-1.fc29.x86_64. It's very laggy right now. It opens folder very slowly, and I can see loading text bottom right. What I've tried so far ...
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Nautilus manages/show my icons on the desktop, but Dolphin is called when a folder is opened

Nautilus (nautilus-desktop) manages/shows my icons on the desktop, but whenever I click on a folder found on the desktop, it is Dolphin that is being opened. This is on Ubuntu 18.04, Gnome 3.28.2. I ...
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Display Thumbnails In Icon View But Not In Compact View

I use the Nemo file manager on Linux Mint 19 Tara. Usually I only work with the compact view without thumbnails (see image A), but occasionally I switch to icon view with thumbnails (see image B). To ...
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Gnome Files (Nautilus) very slow to start on Debian Testing (Buster)

I am experiencing problems to start Gnome Files (Nautilus) on Debian Testing (Buster). I noticed that after an upgrade (I don't know which) Nautilus started to delay some seconds to run. Running from ...
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nautilus not call write system call when paste file

I'm trying to hook some system calls using linux kernel module on Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop version. However, when I hooked write(unsigned int fd, const char __user *buf, size_t count) and turned fd into ...
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nautilus: open-with but don't change default

In recent versions of Gnome (Gnome 3.30 on Fedora 29, if it matters), it seems that when using right-click "Open With Other Application" from Nautilus, the option in the Select Application dialog to ...
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Rename a template when creating it

I added the "Empty file" (empty text document) to the Templates folder. Is possible to rename it automatically when I create it? As when using new folder. My file manager is nautilus.
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Kali Linux: Desktop messed up after installing VBoxGuestAdditions

So I installed VBoxLinuxGuestAdditions(part of Oracle VirtualBox) to support a better resolution and other reasons, but came across a big annoying problem. I remember that before installing this, ...
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Can I access to the real path of a symbolic link in nautilus without scripts or terminal?

I made a symbolic link to a folder using the command ln. This link is located in my Desktop folder, the path of this link is as follows: /home/user/Desktop/workspace/ The real path is: /home/user2/...
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How to drop/paste files into a folder using the 'Files' application (Nautilus)?

Whenever I have files cut or copied to the clipboard and want to paste them inside a folder using the mouse in the 'Files' application (default file browser in Ubuntu) I have to first change from list ...
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Why does nautilus make two files when copying a file to Google drive?

I am using nautilus to access my Google drive. I followed these instructions. It all works fine except when I copy a file from my local drive to the Google drive by dragging and dropping in nautilus, ...
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How do I add custom command to right menu of certain files in nautilus?

I'd like to add my own commands (some of them are my simple bash scripts) to the right menu (context) of files of a certain extension (for example, *.pdf files). I know we can put scripts under ~/....
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Nautilus script to perform one operation on multiple selected files?

I have a Nautilus script that I would like to modify so it performs a single operation using multiple selected files as input. Can someone please explain how to achieve this? I tried command $...
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How to COMPLETELY turn off system beep sounds forever for good for real

I use Nautilus to explore my files. I use a Debian-based OS with KDE Plasma 5. I use the keyboard a lot. When I press the key up when navigating files, if I'm already at the extremity of the list of ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 think C/C++ source code file is plain text

When I try to create a C/C++ source file touch test.cpp Usually it will generate a file which type is C source code file. But today I got a plain text file. And I write a simple program in it like: ...
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Terminal-clickable relative file path hyperlink

I find that ctrl clicking a file:///full-path-to-file hyperlink printed by a program in the terminal e.g. to stdout, assumes a full path in order to open the file in the default editor configured. ...
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RHEL: Nautilus terminal is installed but still doesn't show up in the context menu options to open sh files

Nautilus terminal is installed but still doesn't show up in the context menu options to open sh files. I am trying to open an sh file but it does not give the option of opening with terminal from the ...
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Big security problem in Nautilus 3.28.1

In my Arch Linux installation with Gnome 3.28, I recently noticed that I can enter with Nautilus in the private directory /root and see the files inside while Nautilus is started without root rights. ...
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How to create Xauthority file?

I am trying to run nautilus with gksudo nautilus. However, whenever I try, this dialog appears: Along with the following message in the terminal: Error copying '/home/.../.Xauthority' to '/tmp/...
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Open terminal in specific position when called from Nautilus

In Debian Stretch, I added Ctrl+Alt+T as a shortcut to gnome-terminal, including "175x25-0-0" as the geometry (a wide window, at the bottom-right of the screen). I want the same behavior when the ...
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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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Drag and drop not working in Gnome3 file manager, selects multiple files instead

when I use mouse to click and drag it doesn't drag but selects multiple files instead. I use latest stable arch with Wayland and Gnome.
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Do programs like Nautilus uses shell?

As I understand bash is a program like python interactive shell, which receives command(or commands) by input stream, executes them by calling Linux API functions, and give execution result to output ...
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How works the “eject usb driver” from Gnome?

I have a question for some time in my head: I have an external hard drive, when I want to dismount it I simply give in the icon that says: "Remove unit safely" in the Nautilus (use Nautilus from ...
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Can't seem to open files with a file manager

I've been trying to use i3 instead of GNOME, but I still use Nautilus as my file manager. The problem is, when I try to open a file, like a video, a text file, or virtually anything else, nothing ...
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umask and Naultilus [duplicate]

I seem to be having an issue with my applications not obeying the umask. in shell everything seems to be correct, i set my umask to be 002 in a sourced app_env.sh script. this is working correctly as ...
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Why does vlc not honor its “only one running instace” setting?

I have all options related to "only one instance" set in vlc. Namely the ones in the picture below: Allow only one running instance Use only one instance when started from file manager Enqueue items ...
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How to troubleshoot system halt on repeated launch of Sushi in Debian?

This problem Of Gnome Sushi has persisted long time in Debian Stretch. It is connected to the preview manager, Sushi, in the file manager, which breaks the system if you type any other key before ...
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Custom thumbnail generation fails

I am trying to install a custom thumbnailer for nautilus on Debian testing (Buster) for quite some time now and I can not find an explanation why it doesn't work. Here is a minimal example of what I'...
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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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Difference between sudo nautilus and sudo -E nautilus

There was latest installed ubuntu 17.04 and I was unable to run command sudo nautilus it was giving error. Then I searched on google and tried sudo -E nautilus and it worked. What is the difference ...
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Nautilus file arrangment

I don't know if it is a bug or there is a settings I missed, but after the upgrade to Fedora 27 from 26, some folders in nautilus showing weird arrangement like this.
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Fedora Nautilus 3.26 Icon Alignment Problem or Bug: Icons are misaligned

Nautilus 3.26 does not show icons normally, but before I upgraded to nautilus 3.26, in nautilus 3.24 icons are shown normally without any problem. Nautilus 3.26 shows icons like the following picture....
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Debian - after install folder structure in /home/user differs across PCs

I installed Debian Stretch on two Laptops. One has UEFI, while the other has BIOS - this is the only difference regarding the Debian installation process (I used graphical install). After the install ...
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Unable to access nautilus mounted drive share for rsync copy.

Over the last few days I've been attempting to run a rsync command against a CIFS drive share I can only mount via Nautilus. The standard 'mount -t cifs' command responds with a generic permissions 13 ...
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How do I create a default file association in Debian with Gnome?

I'm using Debian Jessie 64-bit with Gnome 3.14.1. My TIF image files are opening by default in the PDF Viewer, don't ask why. In Nautilus, I right-click on the file, click Open With|Other Application....
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Open Nautilus at “+ Other Locations” from terminal

Is there a way to open "Nautilus" (in Debian/Ubuntu) at the window "+ Other Locations" from command-line Neither manual nor --help states anything about such
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How can I script mounting an SFTP server (suitable for desktop access)?

I have a script that opens a remote file in a local desktop application: nohup geany sftp://user@$HOST:22/var/log/nginx/error.log >/dev/null 2>&1 & (Note that the hostname is ...
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Mime Type Wildcard in Default Application List

I want to have a default application for (almost) all text/* mimetypes. To affect nautilus I'm editing the .local/share/defaults.list. Sadly, using something like text/x-*=vim.desktop, the entry is ...