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


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In Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, open dconf-editor. Go to org>gnome>nautilus>preferences. Check the box next to enable-interactive-search. Restart nautilus


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This a Nautilus bug, you can check it here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+bug/1322925


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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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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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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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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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Ctrl+H Should toggle whether hidden files are visible. To permanently change the setting in nautlius go Edit > Preferences > Views And turn off: Show hidden and backup files


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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stored as GVFS metadata attributes. To get all GVFS metadata attributes for file/directory: gvfs-info '/home/user/Desktop/Untitled Folder/' To get specific attribute - icon position: gvfs-info -a 'metadata::nautilus-icon-position' '/home/user/Desktop/Untitled Document/' To set icon position: gvfs-set-attribute -t string '/home/user/Desktop/Untitled ...


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Different shortcuts The bookmarks you see in the Nautilus launcher are divided into different sections. Some are stored in the nautilus.desktop file (static section), others are added automatically from the file ~/.config/gtk-3.0/bookmarks. The last file is automatically edited and updated if you add bookmarks via the (nautilus) bookmarks menu. The "Open a ...


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It seems for an icon theme to let Nautilus display the contents of plain text files as thumbnails, its sub-directory for mime types, which might be named, for example, mimes or mimetypes should have a file named text-x-preview.icon (along with an icon file named text-x-preview.png or text-x-preview.svg, etc. serving as a backdrop for the file contents ...


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Using Imagemagick to create text icons Based on the same principle as here, the script below creates a text icon from a text file with the help of Imagemagick. The color of the rounded background image and the text color can be set in the head of a script (as well as a number of other properties). What it does It reads the textfile, takes th first four ...


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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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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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As of a long time, the Places list and Recents is hardcoded into Nautilus. There is nothing you can do about it at all. You could theoretically modify the source code, but that is very problematic. You could theoretically use another file manager (Nemo seems good), but that seems to be your only choice if you do not want to modify source code. Or, you could ...



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