File managers provide either a GUI or CLI for interfacing with the file system.

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How to change default sort order in Matlab's Open File dialog?

The open file dialog in Matlab is opened by default with several columns and files are sorted in an alphabetical order. Instead, I want to see the files in a single column and ordered by last modified ...
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How do you detect file changes

Since Linux is vulnerable to a number of similar vulnerabilities as windows. I'm trying to find a daemon that catalogs and alerts me/user of any and all file changes as well as file additions. Is ...
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Listing an empty folder shows two items . and .. , what are they?

algosig@algosig:~$mkdir test algosig@algosig:~$cd test> algosig@algosig:~/test$ls -all total 8> drwxrwxr-x 2 algosig algosig 4096 august 15 23:09. drwxr-xr-x 41 algosig algosig 4096 august 15 ...
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How to delete a file from the opening dialogue of LibreOffice?

One handy thing on Windows was, that I could delete files from the opening dialogue of Openoffice via keyboard delete key. LibreOffice on Ubuntu does unfortunately seem to lack this functionality and ...
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How to make nautilus the default file manager in LXDE

Correcting this question, I've realised that I was - and still am - unable to sync folders with ubuntu one, because pcmanfm is still my default LXDE file manager, despite the fact that I've changed ...
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File manager opens twice in Ubuntu 14.04

I have a window of the file manager already opened, and when I click the icon button in the side panel to view that window, another instance of the file manager opens. Is this the expected behaviour? ...
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ubuntu file manager: text input for file names (with autocomplete)

I use the default ubuntu file manager. Sorry, I can't give you exact application name, since I could not find it. The german "about" messages just says "Dateien" (german for "Files"). I don't see a ...
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How can I change the vifm colorscheme?

I have various themes in ~/.vifm/colors but when I open vifm and try to change the colourscheme using :colo <theme>, it returns: The :colorscheme command is reserved Press Return to continue
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How to remove unnecessary CDROM device from the “Files” app as I don't have a CDROM?

I don't have a CDROM device therefore the I'd like to remove the CDROM icon under the 'Devices' section in Ubuntu's 'Files' app. How can I do that? It seems to be a bug that the CDROM icon pops up in ...
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Efficient way to copy multiple files using the GUI

I have a simple use case. I want o copy some music. I have an 8Gb pen drive and my Music folder where each album is a directory inside the artist name directory. I select some artists. I select a ...
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Absolutely hiding a file or a folder

Renaming the file with adition of .filename Eg ".algosig" is not efficient I found it visible after pressing CTRL+H. Aren't there other ways which makes it invisible even after pressing CTRL + H. ...
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File manager not following system preferences

The menu bar of my file manager is in the window and all other applications have it in the system bar. How do I fix this issue? Image here http://i.imgur.com/6NXPhHZ.jpg
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Why is Thunar the default file manager in XUbuntu?

What was the reasoning behind using Thunar as the default file manager in XUbuntu (compared to Ubuntu's default of Nautilus). Unless I have mistakenly installed it (if so, likely as another ...
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Ubunu got stuck after connecting Windows phone

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my system. After installing I have connected my windows phone (Lumia 525), after connecting the phone a music player icon appears on the left side panel. ...
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File Manager won't display folder contents within same window after upgrade to 14.04

I was using 12.04. When using the file manager it used to display a widget/icon in the shape of an inverted triangle along side folders that you could click to open a folder to display its contents ...
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What could be the reason I only see my group in parentheses in the file manager in the owner column?

I decided to reinstall Xubuntu 14.04 LTS after I botched an earlier install. After the reinstall I copied the backup I had, of my home directory, back in place (same username, same uid (1000), same ...
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Copying files getting hanged in between

I am using the default file manager. It doesn't perform transfer operations efficiently. Is there any way I can make the file manager as efficient as the Windows one? Or is there any other file ...
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File manager doesn't remember list preference

On my Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machine (on VMWare Player), I have set my preference in the file manager to "View items as a list" (click image to enlarge): But every time if I start up my virtual ...
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How can I add a bookmark in my nautilus folder explorer

In Ubuntu 11 I just dragged the folder there. This seems to be not possible on my new Samsung ultrabook with Ubuntu 12.04 I've tried Ctrl+D and using the top menu but nothing happens and no error ...
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Nautilus 2-pane synchronized browsing

Sometimes I use in Nautilus, in left pane one local directory and in right pane an other (e.g. ftp) directory. Is there a script that could enable synchronized browsing? I mean when I am in left ...
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Files Shown in Terminal not Show on Desktop

I have an issue where I am creating .cap files with aircrack-ng and am saving them to the desktop, but I can't see them. When I use the ls command in the terminal they show up, but just not on the ...
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Dual Boot:Disk changes made in Ubuntu will be reverted when opened in windows

I have a dual boot system using windows and Ubuntu. Recently, if I make some changes in Ubuntu in the disk,whenever I boot into windows all these changes in the disk is reverted. In the sense that the ...
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Custom ubuntu file manager shortcuts

Is it possible to make the file manager of Ubuntu use the same shortcuts as Chrome? I mean: ctrl + tab open the next tab, ctrl + T opens a new tab, ctrl + W close the current TAB Is that ...
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How to install Gnome-Commander 1.4.3 on Ubuntu 14.04

Decided to try out Ubuntu and see if I can move from windows to it permanently, or at least have alternate OS for development purposes. The first part of it is having similar programs (like total ...
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How to set PcManFm as the default file manager?

I think Nautilus is so slow, and I'd like to move to PCmanFM, but didn't find any good tips how to do this in Ubuntu 12.10. I have PCmanFM installed already, and I even changed: $ sudo gedit ...
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Where are the emblems coming from on the default folders?

On a fresh Ubuntu, you usually have these default (empty) folders: Downloads Documents Music Videos ... all with special emblems. BUT, where are these Emblems coming from?, what's telling ...
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Why does archive manager extract files out of folders?

There are a lot of archives I'm trying to extract, but when i extract a folder with files in it or a folder with many folders and files in it, all the files are extracted out of the folders. How do i ...
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Why is /home/<user> called 'Home' in Nautilus (and other file managers, such as pcmanfm)?

Very simple question. When I am in my home directory in terminal and type pwd I get /home/<myusername>. And it is the same directory when I am in Nautilus Home section: Ubuntu and Lubuntu file ...
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How to organize my 1000s of PDF?

I have a huge collection of PDF. Mostly it consists of research papers, of self-created documents but also of scanned documents. Right now I drop them all in one folder and give them precise names ...
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Adding parameters to an “Open With” application

I can tell the file browser what application to open when I double-click a document, but can I also tell it what command line options to always use when opening that kind of document?
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how to upload any file to google drive using Ubuntu file manager

I am not getting the way to upload any file to Google drive as the drive is just like a folder in Ubuntu and copy paste of any file to drive does not uploads it and also i haven't seen any option to ...
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How to merge text files?

I have saved many documents as txt. I want to print them together so first I want them together in a single file. The order doesn't matter in this case. I want a solution that does not involve ...
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Copy file path utility (GUI) required

I use ubuntu 12.04. I am in need of a copy file path utility in ubuntu. I need to often copy the below for my tasks: full Filename Full file path Just as an example only, in my office PC (running ...
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Cut a file in Lubuntu

When copy, cutting and pasting a file. In other OS there is a visual feedback when you cut a file. Is it possible to customize that in FileManager PCManFM. Or is there another file manager that you ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 nautilus/nemo file manager hanging on every action

I cannot use nautilus or nemo because of high loading time on each action, many times the applications simply hang and I've busted my time on trying to fix it with no success whatsoever. Here's how ...
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“Files” file manager utility 3.10.1, How do I uninstall it?

This thing just showed up one day. I already have dolphin and Konqueror. It doesn't show up on the taskbar. I am running kde, with kdm on Ubuntu Linux 14.04. Now every time I start my machine, ...
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Show “Open with…” dialogue using a command

Is there a way to show Nautilus' or Thunar's (or whatever) "Open with..." dialogue directly from the commandline? I am using muCommander and need to open files with non-default applications once in a ...
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Which file explorer has Mercurial support?

I know Nautilus has support for Mercurial, but I'm not seeing the icon overlays even after installing tortoisehg-nautilus on Ubuntu 14.04. I'm interested in knowing which Linux file explorers (both ...
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How do I set a different default place when I click on 'files' in the sidebar?

This is another question all about the usability of unity, which is proving to be not as easy to customise as I'd like. Using Ubuntu 14.04, When I click on the files icon, it immediately takes me to ...
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Is it possible to use Nautilus Actions with Nemo (a Nautilus fork)? [closed]

I have installed Nemo (a Nautilus fork) in my Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS with Gnome Shell 3.4.2. I used to use some of these scripts with Nautilus. Now that I have installed Nemo, I can't use them anymore. ...
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Any File Manager for accessing files of linux from Windows? [closed]

Any File Manager for Windows that can read ext formatted disk?
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File Dialog: different behaviour for browsing back and forth

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and the gnome shell. My default file manager is nemo, but nautilus is also installed. My problem is that some applications do not support browsing to the parent directory with ...
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Open BASH Shell Script files without terminal

How do you run shell script files without using the terminal in Ubuntu? Like just double clicking it. I know in Xubuntu it does it like that but not regular Ubuntu.
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an “Everything Search” for Ubuntu?

I use this program in windows thats one box and searches all of my drives. By default it lists all files, everywhere, in a single list. Is there a Linux graphical utility that does this?
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Conflict management during file operations

When you copy files from A to B and there are conflicts, you have to wait until the conflict arises before you can make a decision on it (merge, replace, etc.). If you're copying several gb's or even ...
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Compress and Extract options in Thunar

Please anyone help me in creating Custom Options for Compress and Extract Here in Thunar File manager Please help me...
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How can I start Nautilus on Xubuntu / XFCE via the shortcuts in the XFCE panels?

I am on Xubuntu 13.10 and just installed and activated Nautilus as the default file manager. I'd like to use the current default file manager (whichever that might be) when I click on my panel ...
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What are the alternatives to OS X's Spotlight? [closed]

One of the things I like best when using OS X is the Spotlight tool. You can click a magnifying glass in the corner, and search for apps, files, anything. Windows 7's Start Menu search tool is ...
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How can I assign custom icons to folders persistently?

Is there some way to achieve icon persistence on Ubuntu with nautilus or some other file manager? So far when I change an icon from the properties of the folder the change won't remain visible if ...
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Files not being read when opening it on Windows!

I'd downloaded a few files to Ubuntu and then moved the files to an External HDD. When I read it on Windows 8, it could not read those files! So I performed Disk check on Windows(I read this solution ...