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Sometimes Nautilus lags behind on filesystem changes. I don't think I've ever experienced a delay that allowed me to post a whole question but oh well. You can refresh Nautilus by pressing F5, or changing directory and then back.


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The solution is easy: install the nemo file manager: It's a fork of Nautilus from back when the gnome developers were thinking "less is better" and some people agreed that "more is better" (the Nemo guys). Now, before you go ahead, please note that one of the few vectors for getting malware onto your computer is a PPA, so never install a PPA because ...


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As of now with Ubuntu 14.04, the method of creating a .desktop file works again. For example: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Terminal=false Name[en_EN]=all2pdf Exec=/bin/bash -c "IFS=$'\n'; args=(`( for f in %U; do echo $f; done ) | sort`); dir=(`dirname $args`); convert ${args[@]} $dir/convert.pdf " Putting this code in a file "all2pdf.desktop" and ...


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I installed nautilus-terminal. It gives you a small embedded terminal inside nautilus. The directory in the embedded terminal is identical to the directory you are watching in nautilus. So you can use the touch command there without opening a separate terminal and changing directories manually.


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This happened to me after installing the ttf-mscorefonts-installer package. I tinkered a bit and now Nautilus looks right again (it's back to using the Ubuntu font, as it normally does in Ubuntu). Here is my procedure: 1) I opened a terminal and executed this fontconfig command: $ fc-cache -rv 2) After the command finished, I logged out and logged ...


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In unix, there is no such a thing as the creation time. There is a semantic problem here: If I have a file a.txt first created on oct, 1st , and I create a new file by cp a.txt b.txt on nov, 1st, what is the creation time of b.txt? If you think about nov, 1st. think that I can ln a.txt b.txt rm a.txt and have the same final effect: b.txt contains ...



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