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How to hide all files with a certain filename extension in Nemo?

I've got a bunch of dxvk-cache files in a particular folder that really adds a lot of clutter. I tried making a .hidden file in the folder with *.dxvk-cache as a line to hide them from my file manager ...
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Gnome 42 Wayland - nemo-desktop on org-gnome-Nautilus-desktop doesn't work properly

Using Wayland with Gnome 42 (default of this distribution), when icons are dragged across nemo-desktop and then released, they are not moved to the new position, always returning to the top left of ...
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Overlapping desktop icons of Nemo and Nautilus in CentOS

I have installed Nemo (file manager) and run the following commands 1. xdg-mime default nemo.desktop inode/directory application/x-gnome-saved-search 2. gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-...
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Starting background process from command line (different behavior)

In Ubuntu (21.10), I start a file manager from the command line window (gnome terminal 3.38.1): nemo . Sometimes, the command line returns and I can enter more commands. Sometimes, the command line ...
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How do I change the command of delete key of nemo file manager?

I use debian with cinnamon (desktop environment). If I want to delete file on nemo file manager I have to select file with mouse then I have to press delete key to delete file. I would like to change ...
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File manager's upload progress freezes for cifs mount

I've observed this on Arch (with Dolphin) and Mint (with Nemo). If I try to move/copy a large file to or from a CIFS mounted drive (via a file manager), the progress window pops up and the progress ...
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Nemo: why copy files (not move) when clicked and dragged in /root for liveUSB?

I'm now working booted from liveUSB made from Linux Mint 20.2 distro. In Nemo when I click a file in e.g Downloads and drag to subfolder copies the file, not moves it. It moves a file when dragging a ...
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Unexpended script termination on `(` if started via "Run in terminal". What are differences of running script from GUI that way from "ordinary" ways?

Due to syntax error (omitting $ before (( for those curious) I discovered that the line of code containing ( results in abrupt script termination when script is run via "Run in terminal" in ...
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Is it possible to integrate pdfgrep into nemo search?

I often find myself looking for PDF documents. Luckily, I found pdfgrep that really does a great job at finding PDF documents by content. Following command lets me search for documents that have my ...
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Copy symbolic file source (origin) with Ctrl+C and nemo - Linux Mint

cp -L copy source of symbolic files, instead symbolic file itself, and for cp is standard parameter. I want to make this way for copy standard, for mouse copy in nemo (Linux Mint file manager) and ...
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Can I create symbolic links with Nemo?

I'm using the Nemo file manager (4.8.6) within the Cinnamon Desktop environment (4.8.6), on a Devuan Chimaera GNU/Linux system. I would like to create a symbolic link to a file I have in my Nemo ...
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In Nemo's treeview, I want a "Open with..." in the right-click menu

In Nemo, I like right-clicking on a folder and opening with... Visual Studio Code. But I don't get an "Open with" option in the context menu when I right click in the tree view on the left. ...
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show "detailed type" instead of "type" as default in nemo

I would like to differ between SVG, JPEG, PNG images in a folder. It is anoying to always change it, so I want to set "detailed type" instead of "type" as default.
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How can I associate a specific program to run against a specific file?

By default (on a double-click action), my GUI file manager (nemo) runs a text editor, for all files of mimetype=text/plain. I currently have a user text file gnuplot.speedtest (with mimetype text/...
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How to specify option for connection to windows/samba share for mounting?

There is a windows share on my network that I can access using smbclient //192.168.1.1/MyShare --option="client lanman auth = yes" --option="client ntlmv2 auth = no" --option="...
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Could not find "/home/user/%U" after changing default file manager

I'm running Mint 20 XFCE, I kinda didn't liked the default Thunar file manager, so I installed Nemo. What I tried I set as default file manager nemo from the preferred applications settings and also ...
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boolean metadata with value other than true or false when launching nemo

When I launch nemo I get this error ** (nemo:55622): ERROR **: 19:38:37.567: boolean metadata with value other than true or false Trace/breakpoint trap (core dumped) How do I fix this? System: Linux ...
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filenames with ' in, (we're) is messing with my script

I have a script that first move the selected files into a temp directory,scans the directory, takes the largest file and create a new directory with that name, and moving all files to the newly ...
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Open new instances of Nemo File Manager in tabs instead of windows

I'm using Linux Mint 20 and whenever I decompress a zip file it opens the content to a new Nemo window. In Kubuntu when extracting files it opens the content to new Dolphin tabs instead of new Dolphin ...
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Prevent < > ^ chars leaking out of variable

I think my script halts because the text it's about to display contains "commands" A code that displays the first 20 lines of a subtitles file: junknownsub=$(head -20 "$f") zenity -...
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Can't stop script l loop with exit command

I've got a debug function in my script (that runs via nemo.action) that uses zenith popup to ask if the user want to stop or continue when an error occurs. However, when this happens inside a loop, ...
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rename directories containing left/right square

To rename directories containing left & right squares you can use: shopt -s globstar rename -n 's/\(|\[|\]|\)//g' ** This will rename everything with [ & ] from the directory you're in and ...
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bash script - request input via gui

I'm currently writing a nemo action script in bash, and I need a way to get input from the user. How?, the terminal isn't showing when running an action script. is there anyway to popup a query window ...
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Search inside files with Nemo?

Is it possible to search the content of files in Linux Mint Debian Edition 4? Is this functionality implemented in Nemo or can this only be done in the terminal? If so, how? Problem: I need to find a ...
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Run an executable file from Caja

As a new Linux "superuser" trying to migrate from Windows 7 I have resisted asking basic questions that can be answered by searching, but I am stuck on this. When I create an executable file from C ...
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How can I figure out which is my file manager system? [duplicate]

Is there any command I can use to understand which is the file manager installed in a machine? For instance, I'm using Linux Mint and I can use the command nemo. Now I'm connected to another machine ...
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rsync --size-only -avbr fails to create backup file

I've recently discovered rsync and started to use it. I want to compare files based on filename & filesize only. If both match, then skip, if different size, then keep dest version (renamed) and ...
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Can't Delete/Copy/Paste files or folders in Gnome

I am running Kali Linux with Gnome 3.34.2. I read that Gnome does not support desktop icons anymore, so I installed "desktop-icons" extension. Icons appear on the desktop but I can't copy, paste, ...
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Problems with sizes in Nemo Filemanager

I recently installed LM 19.2 and tried to change some preferences for the Nemo Filemanager. In detail I changed the viewtype to list and fiddled around a little bit with the according sizes. ...
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Nemo 4.2.2 Mint Tina 19.2 - Show folders first

I've just migrated to Linux Mint 19.2 Tina from 18.1 Serena. In the packaged Nemo (4.2.2), sorting icons alphabetically causes folders also to be sorted alphabetically in the list, instead of ...
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Problem with recursive change of file ownership

Have a directory on a hard drive where I want to change all contents from owned by root to owned by tomc. I have tried Nemo, Krusader, and Nautilus (all launched as root, using sudo), all of which ...
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Is there a way to hide a folder without changing its name?

I have a few apps that create visible folders in my home directory by default. I would like to hide these folders so I don't have to see them when I open Nemo. I prefer to see only the folders I ...
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Is there a command to start Nemo file manager and search for files?

Nemo is good at searching for files and folders. I use Nemo file manager in Xfce and would like to add the Nemo file-search action to WhiskerMenu in the same way Catfish is integrated to Whisker Menu ...
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What is the Xfce desktop manager - given it's not Thunar? (What is the Xfce equivalent of nemo-desktop)?

Trying to make Nemo take over the desktop in Mint Xfce I found that very difficult, even if Thunar is uninstalled. Therefore, it is not Thunar by itself that handles the desktop (the icon desktop I ...
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Make Nemo handle the desktop in (Mint) Xfce

For the purpose detailed below uninstalling Thunar is not a solution. The behavior described below stays the same if Thunar is uninstalled. So, it is not Thunar as such that handles the Xfce desktop....
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Could not display /location "the location is not a folder" error - mount of other user displayed in Nemo file manager

I added another say user2 on Linux Mint system (19.2), logged-on and started X, then Nemo file manager. On the left on Devices expandable list I see links e.g. /media/user1/data (/dev/sda5), when I ...
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Nemo crashing the whole system at Linux Mint 19.2

Recently, Nemo has stopped opening my folders in Linux Mint. When I click on a folder icon, it simply does not open. After a few minutes, it even opens, but stops running and becomes impossible to use....
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File transfers knock all the system files out of memory and slow everything down

On my desktop installation (no ssd), sometimes (sporadically) when I try to move files between drives with the Nemo file manager, the system slows to a crawl and becomes basically unusable. My guess ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to switch from search result to found file

I am using Nemo on an Mint Cinnamon Distribution. I use Nemo to search for files with the shortcut ctrl+f. Typing the file name gives me the search result. But how do I switch the focus to the ...
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Make app open to default size with cinnamon desktop, on Linux Mint 19.1

I am using Linux Mint 19.1, with the Cinnamon desktop. I am wondering if there is a way to force an application to open the window to a specific size (specifically the nemo file manager). In ...
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which linux distros that do not use Cinnamon DE use Nemo by default [closed]

I know that Ubuntu Budgie use Nemo file manager by default. Is there any other Linux Distribution which do not use Cinnamon but Nemo?
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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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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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Cannot type file paths on any Open File Dialogs?

There is no way I can type/paste a file path when I use some Open File dialog: There is not right click option or anything. I use linux Mint XFCE 19.1: linux@linux:~$ uname -a Linux linux 4.15.0-20-...
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Setting disk ownership when Nemo mounts a hot-plugged USB block-device?

How does one control automount ownership, i.e. the mount 'seat' ownership? In Nemo's left pane, under Devices, manually clicking on a plugged-in, but not yet mounted, USB memory device, cause it to ...
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The longer Nemo is open the slower it becomes to gain focus

I am using Nemo v 3.8.6 with Mint 19 and if I have Nemo open and leave this application running within an hour it is completely unusable, taking maybe 50 seconds to switch focus to it, this doesn't ...
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Trying To Make Nemo File Manager Remember A Specific Group Of Tabs And Open Them On Nemo Launch

i followed the below link tutorial as follows and had no luck getting nemo to remember a group of tabs "opened bin as root, created the above nemo-tab.py.,made it executable, installed xdotool and ...
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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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extremely slow listing with many files

I have an external hard drive formatted as NTFS, cotaining a folder with >100 000 small PDFs (max size is 5Mb, and there is 12Gb total size). When trying to navigate into that folder, Nemo version 3.6....
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Can I somehow skip the run in terminal prompt?

Always when I want to execute my script, I need to confirm that I want to run it in terminal. Is there a way to easily skip that, or set this as default? I am using Nemo file manager (Mint)
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