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Well there is midnight commander: To install: sudo apt-get install mc To run: mc And also Last File Manager: To install: sudo apt-get install lfm To run: lfm


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Use cat with output redirection. Syntax: cat file [file] [[file] ...] > joined-file. Example with just two files (you can have many more): $ echo "some text in a file" > file1 $ echo "another file with some text" > file2 $ cat file1 file2 > mergedfiles $ cat mergedfiles some text in a file another file with some text In case you have "many ...


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The following works in all desktop environments by using the default file manager: xdg-open . You can also open files from the terminal as if you had double clicked them in the file manager: xdg-open file


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There is a much better way to do this without moving files and setting links. Just open a terminal with CTRL+ALT+T and than perform this command: xdg-mime default nemo.desktop inode/directory application/x-gnome-saved-search Than set up Nemo to handle your desktop: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons false gsettings set ...


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The "Home" in nautilus is simply a link to /home/<username>. It is the same way that windows puts different names (.e.g. "My Documents", but it's "Documents" in terminal). It is to make it more user friendly, they want your "Home" space to be obvious how to find. It is only more advanced users that find that it is different - so you don't get ...


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You could do something like < file tee file-{001..200} however if the medium becomes unreadable it will not matter how many copies are on it - fundamentally backups require diversity. Note that tee writes its standard input to standard output as well as to each of the given files - for large files, or for files containing binary data or other special ...


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First, reset all previous folder view preferences by deleting ~/.local/share/gvfs-metadata (source) Next, open Nautilus and select Edit -> Preferences -> Views (tab) -> View new folders using , and change to List View:


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This is the classic case where shell tricks help a lot. for i in {000..199}; do cp file file-$i; done And I know it's a joke, but if you want a random _ or - separating the number from the name you can use: for i in {000..199}; do cp file file$(cat /dev/urandom | tr -dc '_-' | fold -w 1 | head -n 1 )$i; done (multiple line to help ...


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It is called the user's Home directory, even when working from the Linux Command Line. All the directories under /home are called Home directories, they are grouped together for the sake of simplicity. Think of it this way: Just like /bin stores binaries, /home stores Home Directories. So when Nautilus tells you the directory is "Home", it is literally ...


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The .gz, .xz, .bz2, .7z, .lz, .z suffixes are used to make clear that the file is compressed with said compression algorithm. Its use is not limited to .tar files, you will also see files such as initrd.gz (an compressed initial ramdisk) or manual.txt.gz (for a compressed text document). You may also see file.tgz which is also indicates a gzip-compressed ...


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Cardapio is exactly what I was looking for. You'll have to install Tracker, start it, then enable the "File Search" plugin from Cardapio.


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As of 11.04, Ubuntu has an even better solution built in: The Dash! With the dash you can do all kind of cool stuff, such as: Search through your files Find installed and available applications Run commands There will be many more features in the future, as the dash is extendible through so called "lenses". These will allow you, for example, search Ask ...


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Enter the directory you want to bookmark and go to Bookmarks → Add bookmark or just press Ctrl+D.


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Got same ergonomic problem! Ctrl+D or Add Bookmark will function only when "desired link folder" is selected on Location Bar. "Bookmarks" will appear only on Places (Nautilus) after placing one bookmark. Not so friendly IMO... References: "Adding a Bookmark To add a bookmark, open the folder or location that you want to bookmark, then choose Places->Add ...


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Install libfile-mimeinfo-perl from the repository Run (in terminal) mimeopen -d ~/Desktop (any folder can be used) mimeopen should prompt you to pick something to open it with. For me, PCManFM was the first option. Select the option that lists PCManFM. Open Dropbox from the system tray. It should now open in PCManFM.


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open your terminal with CTRL+ALT+T and then paste this sudo mv /usr/bin/nautilus /usr/bin/natilus.back && sudo ln -s /usr/bin/nemo /usr/bin/nautilus then try again,hope that helps.


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GNOME Commander would be the most obvious choice. I don't use a specifically dual paned file manager so I couldn't really say which was best. It's also worth noting that you can get a dual pane mode with Nautilus by pressing F3.


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You need to do a couple of things then a log out/in should restore. (may be another way but this should suffice First restore your current Downloads folder's icon Open your home folder & right click on the Downloads folder > properties. Click on the folder icon, this will bring up a select custom icon window. Browse to File System > usr > share ...


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When you open file manager you get Now go to Menu --> Accessories --> File Manager --> right click, and choose properties Change pcmafm to nautilus and you will get However that only changes the application that will be opened by the shortcut "file manager". It does not make nautilus the "default file manager" in the proper sense: Opening a folder ...


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Midnight Commander sounds like what you want: mc


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To install Marlin in 11.10, enter the following commands in Terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:marlin-devs/marlin-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install marlin Source: http://www.webupd8.org/2011/05/elementary-file-browser-marlin-is-now.html Once Marlin has been installed, follow these instructions to set it as your default file manager: Open ...


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In Ubuntu an URL shortcut is stored in a .desktop file as follow (for example): [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Link to Best Practices Software engineering Type=Link URL=http://abdennour-insat.blogspot.com/ Icon=text-html If you still want to open your Windows URL files in Ubuntu, here is described how you can do it: How to Open .url Internet ...


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In Unity we have .desktop files for defining items on the launcher, desktop, or other locations. To create these see the following question: How can I create launchers on my desktop? A link to an internet file may have an entry as simple as the following [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Internet Link Type=Link URL=<url> Icon=<icon to ...


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Deskbar (Click to install) is probably the closest application, as far a the user interface goes, to spotlight. It has a number of backends, allowing you to search for files, launch applications, search the web, and a whole lot more.


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Found a solution here: http://www.fandigital.com/2013/01/set-nemo-default-file-manager-ubuntu.html The following command once typed into a terminal window (Ctrl+Alt+T) makes nemo default xdg-mime default nemo.desktop inode/directory application/x-gnome-saved-search


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A simple way to do that is by using cat: cat file1 file2 > joined_file If you just issue cat file1 file2 you'll see both files on the standard output. By using >, you're just redirecting the standard output to a file. That will work also with another commands.


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Beagle or Tracker for Ubuntu. For Kubuntu, Strigi.


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I had the same question some time ago. And I tried all of the mentioned commanders. Krusader is by far the best one but I didn't want to have whole bunch of KDE libraries installed. Gnome-Commander cripples system theme in order to get some more speed (I guess) but it doesn't support tabs. Mucommander is Java based and lacks integration with system (and it's ...



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