File managers provide either a GUI or CLI for interfacing with the file system. This tag can also be used for operations with files, such as copy, duplicating, renaming, etc.

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Extract here option and Source code for Thunar File manager

Please anyone can paste me the source code for Extract Here option in Thunar File Manager. Any type of script i.e Python OR Shell Script OR PHP is OK. Please help me
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File Chooser - Can't Clear Folder Selection

How to clear selection on folder in GtkFileChooser? The shortest way I can find is by going to upper / parent directory from current directory and coming back to it. It is annoying when we need to ...
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Show current folder size in Nautilus

I would like to know if it's possible to display the current folder size (in MB or GB) in Nautilus at the status bar. Here's a screenshot: as you can see, (in this case) I have 7 items, and I have ...
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Custom folder icon in lubuntu's PCman File Manager

i just want to ask, if anyone knows how to change icons of programs, folder etc. in PCman FileManager, Nautilus or Dolphin can do this, but PCman not. Thanks for reply PS: i want to change it ...
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Ranger file manager - getting it to open archive files with custom script?

I've acquired a custom bash script which extracts all archive files and waits for input. Below: #!/bin/bash GET="." SCRIPTNAME="${0##*/}" err() { printf >&2 "$SCRIPTNAME: $*\n" ...
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How Do I Add A New File To Hide X's Library?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, and Hide X 0.3. I've setup the library, and configured the database. I already asked a different question about saving a file with Hide X, but I want to learn how to do some ...
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How Do I Save A File With Hide X?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, and Hide X 0.3. I've setup the library, and configured the database. How can I save a file to it? I tried using: hidex write +source="/home/myusername/file.zip" +wam=yes +...
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Is there any setup option to use binary prefixes [closed]

It would be better to see file sizes in binary units (i.e.: MiB) for my job everywhere in Ubuntu (at least Gnome would be perfect.) So my question: Is there any global setup option to use binary ...
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File browser window in the “Ubuntu Tour” has no menu bar. Is this real?

File browser window of new (14.04?) Ubuntu has no menu bar across the top like old one. Don't want to go backward. So it seems a bad idea to upgrade to the new Ubuntu. Or does the file browser ...
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How can I connect to a server?

I'm new to Ubuntu, so this may actually be quite simple. On windows I can connect to a server in my school's network by typing in "\\servername.edu" and that works fine, but on Ubuntu, I have no idea ...
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Bookmarks in File, aka Nautilus only open home directory

I searched through the previous questions regarding bookmarks in Nautilus/File, but I don't see my question asked - apologies if I missed something along the way. I'm using a new install of Ubuntu ...
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Listing an empty folder shows two items . and .. , what are they?

When I make a folder test and cd into it, it's empty. However, running ls -la returns: 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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“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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What would be the alternatives for thunar file explorer? [closed]

I'm looking for something basic to just browse my movie and tv show files etc. So i need something light and simple. Im pretty new to Linux so something that is pretty easy to get around with. As ...
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Command line command to refresh GUI desktop, like when pressing F5?

Is there any command to refresh the desktop icons (exactly like F5 button does)? I need this because in Startup Applications I set a command to mount my backup partition and I've created a desktop ...
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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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xdg-open equivalent for opening file manager for all variants?

I'm looking for the equivalent of this command: xdg-open /home/file.txt Not to open gedit, leafpad or kate, but to open a file manager, like nautilus, thunar or dolphin. Is a such command exist ? ...
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How to enable single click?

I have Ubuntu 13.1 installed with the default window manager and DE. I am trying to enable single click so I can open files and folders with only one click. I tried googling and all results said to ...
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Installing Nemo file manager on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

How to install Nemo file manager on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32 Bit Please anyone help me. Which repositories should I use for installing Nemo On Ubuntu.
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How to view recently opened media files?

In windows we have an option to view recently opened media files as my recent documents, I was wondering does there exists something like that in Ubuntu? via terminal or via GUI?
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How to copy a certain file several times with a regular ending?

I have a single file (a PDF) and I want to have lots of identical copies in the same folder (200 would be nice) named file-001, file-002 etc. How do I do it?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 /usr/...
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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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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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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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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.