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From your terminal, just open nautilus as follow: nautilus . It will open a new instance of Nautilus in the directory where you were in your Terminal. From the nautilus man page: SYNOPSIS nautilus [options] URIs...


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As well as nautilus . you can also do: xdg-open . and it will do the same as if you double clicked a file in nautilus. Which also means you can open a spreadsheet in LibreOffice with xdg-open mysheet.ods etc. I have it aliased to xopen for slightly quicker typing by putting the following in my .bashrc alias xopen=xdg-open


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The udisks command is most likely what you are looking for. While sudo unmount /dev/sdXY will work, udisks can do this without root level (sudo) permissions. If you have a drive /dev/sdXY, mounted, where X is a letter representing your usb disk and Y is the partition number (usually 1), you can use the following commands to safely remove the drive: udisks ...


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The actual equivalent to Nautilus Mount/Unmount operation is gvfs-mount -m -d /dev/ice /some/directory and gvfs-mount -u /some/directory. This uses the same API that Nautilus uses, GIO virtual file system (gvfs), which provides different tools to use several services as mount points, such smb, NFS, FTP, block devices, etc. To identify which device you need ...


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In the file manager hit Ctrl-L and then type in computer:// Note: computer:/// also works.


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This a Nautilus bug, you can check it here.


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Once inside your terminal, simply type nautilus . to open a new nautilus window. There is also a file explorer for the terminal itself. Type: sudo apt-get install mc Then when in a directory, type mc to open it. Screenshot of Midnight Commander(MC) File Manager: I use MC all the time in tty. It's mainly keyboard shortcuts and although you can click ...


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Install the nemo file manager: it has a terminal-and-file-manager-in-one. My nemo is customised with home-brewn steam punk icons, but you get the point... ;-) Commands to install: sudo sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/nemo sudo apt-get install nemo Optional packages: (bold ones are the ones I've got installed as well) nemo-dbg - File manager ...


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The easiest method is this keyboard combo: Alt+F, D, E. This basically mimics Florian Diesch’s answer: Alt+F opens “File”, D opens “New Documents” and E is for “Empty Document”.


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df to find the mount point of your flash drive. rcpao@bun:~$ df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root 1916153032 658404668 1160390336 37% / none 4 0 4 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev 16438692 4 16438688 1% ...


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Once you know the device, possibly using the df info as in @rcpao answer, the best way to "eject" the disk is, imho, using the same command that the graphical interface is using: udisksctl unmount --block-device /dev/sdc1 I have a script to do a backup to a disk that I know will mount under /media/romano/movlin, and after the backup I do: sync ...


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The seahorse-plugins is deprecated since 10.04 and as stated in the error message, the seahorse-nautilus package now replaces it. For details you can look at the source package and its debian/control file: Package: seahorse-nautilus Architecture: any Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}, ${misc:Depends}, seahorse-daemon (>= 3.2.2) Recommends: ...


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I don't know if it still applies to unity, but once in a while one would make a ~/.gtk-bookmarks file with something like the below to get a custom list of places: file:///home/boris/bks bks file:///home/boris/box box file:///home/boris/dwn dwn file:///home/boris/cmp cmp file:///home/boris/pcs pcs file:///home/boris/msc msc file:///home/boris/pst pst ...


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The clean way would be to create a .desktop file for your script and then make it the default text editor. Create a file called /usr/share/applications/foo.desktop with the following contents: [Desktop Entry] Name=foo Exec=/usr/bin/foo.sh %U Terminal=false Type=Application MimeType=text/plain; Make it the default program for the text/plain mimetype: ...


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If the command only replies one file with its path then use the following command: nautilus $(dirname "$(locate /home/*special*.odt)") dirname strips the last component of the path nautilus ... open nautilus file manager at the given folder But I recommend to use it like this: nautilus "$(locate /home/*special*.odt)" With the file as argument, the ...


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To achieve this we will edit nautilus.css. We will do this for the current user and not system-wide. Copying your theme to your home folder Open a terminal: mkdir ~/.themes/ cp -R /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/ ~/.themes/ (if you are not using the Ambiance theme (default), you will need to adapt the last command) Editing nautilus.css In a terminal open ...


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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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If there is no blank space you have to use New Document » Empty Document from the File menu.


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gksudo seems appropriate: gksudo nautilus / & From the gksudo man page: gksu is a frontend to su and gksudo is a frontend to sudo. Their pri‐ mary purpose is to run graphical commands that need root without the need to run an X terminal emulator and using su directly. Note: if gksudo is not available for your release of Ubuntu you can ...


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This seems to be a limitation of the GTK+. You can't force its file selector to do something it just can't currently do. Any applications that use the GTK+ file selector widget are going to have the same problems. However applications that use the Qt equivalent (and therefore all KDE applications and many others), can open directly from HTTP links. I have ...


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I don't enjoy saying this, but customizing Nautilus is not high on the list of priorities of GNOME devs at the moment. If you're unwilling to modify the source code of Nautilus, I very strongly recommend that you consider installing Nemo. Nemo is everything that Nautilus was, and more. Installing Nemo is easy: search in the Software Centre (where it's ...


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A keyboard shortcut like this doesn't exist by default, but you can use the bash built-in bind to define one. Just add the following section to your ~/.bashrc: # define function that opens default FM in working directory fmhere(){ xdg-open "$PWD" } # bind hotkey to it (<Alt><Shift><F>) bind -x '"\eF":"fmhere"' \eF is the terminal ...


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Since shift-clicking did not work for me I searched and found another solution. Workaround mentioned in the corresponding bug report: Scroll the mouse wheel on the Nautilus icon.


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If you want to Directly open "Computer" location, then run/type following command: nautilus computer:/// Or by using Alt+F2, then type computer:/// as follows: This will Show "Computer" which you want! you can also use computer:/ only.


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But... But... You've already found the answer... rename really is the best thing since sliced bread. If you need some examples of it doing really cool things, I've written a few in my time here: Simple replacement (another example: Changing extensions) Zero-padding existing numbers Shunting existing parts of a filename around Rewriting entire directory ...


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By default, the keyboard shortcut to launch the file browser is the special key Explorer, available on some keyboards (along with other special keys to laucnh music players, internet browsers and so on). You can change this to something else in the Shortcuts section of Keyboard settings: Change the Home folder shortcut to something else.


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GPRename and pyRenamer are available in the repositories. Both are similar and easy to use, although pyRenamer is a dead project.


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Open Nautilus go to Edit ► Preferences then under Display tab checked: List View Navigate folders in a tree And also In Views tab select "List View" mode and close. Close and open Nautilus again see the changes.


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Of course, if you create a hard link to a file, then both the original file and the hard link point to the same inode. In fact, both are equivalent - for the system there is no such thing as "the original" and "the link". They are simply two access points to the same inode. Consequently, they take up no more space together than if you had only one access ...


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I had the same problem. I resolved it by reinstalling nautilus. sudo apt-get install --reinstall nautilus I hope this helps, C.



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