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What keycodes can be used for keyboard shortcuts in Nemo file manager?

In the Nemo file manager (the default in Linux Mint), what keycodes can be used to specify non-alphabetic keyboard keys? Specifically, I want to assign Ctrl+; to a built-in Nemo function. I have no ...
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Better understanding accels/nemo file syntax to add keyboard shortcuts for custom Nemo scripts

I carefully followed the instructions to add keyboard shortcuts to custom Nemo scripts as explained in this Ask Ubuntu answer and this Stack Overflow answer. Although this technique works great to ...
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Make Nemo show another name for a folder

I know about that xdg-user-dir stuff that helps make home subdirs in desired language. My locale is Russian and the system created 'download', 'documents', etc dirs in Russian language, and Nemo shows ...
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Restore file on failed move?

I'm running a recent Linux Mint and tried to move a file within the same mount using Cut and Paste in Nemo (file manager). Although there was a file with the same file name already present in the ...
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Dolphin on Mint: "/mnt/some_id does not exist" ... but it does

Linux Mint 21.2, Cinnamon 5.8.4 I saw the entry with Dolphin on Kubuntu, but it wasn't useful in my case. My PC has three drives: OS, Work, and Backup. I much prefer Dolphin to Nemo or Nautilus. When ...
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Launch Terminal with Ctrl+Atl+T instead of new Nemo window

when I do Ctrl+Atl+T it launches a new Nemo wiwndows, instead of launching a terminal, whereas settings/keyboard/shortcuts/launchers indicates "Launch a terminal" --> Ctrl+Alt+T Can you ...
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Setting default file manager and locating a file with the default file manager

Please don't mark it as duplicated before reading my question. I know that there already are those questions, but the existing answer did not work as expected, and that is why I am asking this ...
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How to add "rotate video" items to context (right-click) menu in Nemo

I want to add 3 right-click items to the Nemo context menu to rotate a video file clockwise, anticlockwise, or 180°. This is useful when going through video collections that might not have rotation ...
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Modification date fields are not up to date in Nemo

I have a big folder containing several folders. When I open the big folder in Nemo, I noticed that the modification date of several of the subfolders was not up to date, even if files they contain ...
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How to install nemo-terminal on Linux Pop! Os 22.04

I am trying to install nemo-terminal on Linux pop-os 6.0.12-76060006-generic. I used the command: sudo apt install nemo-terminal but I got the following error: E: Unable to locate package nemo-...
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How to run scripts named with spaces via "open with" list of applications in Nemo for Linux Mint?

TL;DR Exec=gnome-terminal -- bash -c 'script="%u";if [[ -e "$script" ]] ; then "$script" ; else exec bash ; fi' line in GNOME desktop file runs scrips, but only w/out ...
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How to display apps correctly in nautilus?

How do I get apps inside folders to display correctly in nautilus? The apps show as Desktop Configuration Files and have no icon, also, when double-clicked, they open up with the text editor. This is ...
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How do I make the minimize, close and maximize window buttons visible?

I am pretty much a linux noob, and I just recently started using Pop OS version 22.04 with GNOME version 42.4 Desktop icons weren't showing correctly on Nautilus so I've installed Nemo. Used xdg-...
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Showing hidden files by default in file browser except home directory

I have pretty much the same question as this guy but not for Ubuntu - for Cinnamon and Xfce Mint and MX (though of course an answer that is valid for many distros / GUIs would be especially helpful ...
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File manager time to run --- why are some very slow?

Some file managers open very slow on kubuntu, bullseye 11. I had a problem on UDisks2VolumeMonitor, so fixing this, halved the time needed to run. (ps. UDisks2VolumeMonitor --> problem on mraid2 ...
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main folders in file manager unlinked after reinstall

I recently upgraded to Debian 11 Bullseye. From the previous Debian Buster I had rsync'ed the whole user folder onto an external hard drive. The internal drive was completely formatted and after the ...
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Show stdout and stderr in Zenith

I am trying to install .deb file by right clicking on it in Nemo. My Nemo Action Looks like: [Nemo Action] Name=Install Deb File Comment=Install %F Exec=<scripts/install_deb_file.sh %F> Icon-...
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If an application takes a really long time to start up, what is the best way to diagnose the problem?

I have been using Nemo on Pop_OS 21.04 & GNOME 42 as I prefer it to the default GNOME file manager, Nautilus. It has been working great until recently where I have been observing delay in ...
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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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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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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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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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