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How do I install Nemo File Manager, a fork of nautilus 3.4 by the Linux Mint team?

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For Ubuntu 14.04, see this:… – gorlok Sep 4 '14 at 21:47

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Instructions since they added it to the repositories in 13.04+!

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nemo

Use the ones below if you want a slightly-more-up-to-date version.

DO NOT USE THESE IN 13.10, unless you aren't using a unity-based Ubuntu flavour.

To install the stable version of Nemo:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nemo

To install the bleeding edge version:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-nightly
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nemo

Note: Nemo also shows up as Files in the dash, so the first instance of Files should hopefully be Nemo.

If you want to continue using Nautilus for drawing your desktop icons:

Show all the startup apps:

sudo sed -i 's/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g' /etc/xdg/autostart/nemo-autostart.desktop

Then, uncheck the item under Startup Applications that says:

Start Nemo desktop at login

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How can i do this without installing Cinnamon? – dhojgaard Oct 15 '13 at 11:31
@dhojgaard You never needed to install Cinnamon. It just adds it to the repo. Also, now you can use sudo apt-get install nemo in >= 13.04. They finally added it to the repositories. – Yet Another User Oct 21 '13 at 15:39
@YetAnotherUser with the 2nd and 3rd methods in your answer, Cinnamon will automatically be installed alongside nemo. Instructions since they added it to the repositories! should probably read Instructions for Ubuntu 13.04 and above!, I went straight ahead and added the ppas in 13.10, this lead to Cinnamon being installed, I couldn't log into unity anymore since Cinnamon breaks unity in 13.10. – vikki Oct 28 '13 at 17:39
@vikki indeed! Seems that they strangely labelled it as depending on cinnamon. How annoying. – Yet Another User Oct 28 '13 at 20:03
Looked into it, seems you can apt-get download the package, then force install it with dpkg -i --force-all. There's no direct way to ignore a dependency with apt-get. – Yet Another User Oct 28 '13 at 20:14

Nemo without Cinamon

version 1.8.4

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/mint    
sudo apt-get update    
sudo apt-get install nemo

Extra plugins

sudo apt-get install nemo-compare nemo-dropbox nemo-fileroller nemo-pastebin nemo-seahorse nemo-share nemo-preview nemo-rabbitvcs

source Noobslab:

To install the version (latest) 2.0.3 check this new post in webupd8:

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Install Nemo for Ubuntu with Unity.

Note: Do not use this PPA if you're using Cinnamon in Ubuntu.

The PPA provides Nemo 2.8 for Ubuntu 15.10, 15.04 and 14.04.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/nemo
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nemo nemo-fileroller    

To launch Nemo, search for Nemo in the Dash.

Optional extensions :

sudo apt-get install nemo-compare nemo-dropbox nemo-media-columns nemo-pastebin nemo-seahorse nemo-share nemo-emblems nemo-image-converter nemo-audio-tab

To install the RabbitVCS extension (requires RabbitVCS PPA) execute :

sudo apt-get install nemo-rabbitvcs

reference here

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