New nautilus is not using file-roller any more by default, it has switched to its native expression, but I want to use file-roller on right click.

I found this answer, which worked in Ubuntu 17.10. But nautilus-actions package is not yet Ubuntu 18.04's official repositories.

So is there any other method for this purpose?


Ubuntu 18.04+ method:

Since nautilus-actions package is not yet in Ubuntu 18.04's official repositories, it's better to use nautilus script instead of nautilus-actions, which doesn't require any additional installation like for nautilus-actions.

You can do it easily by below commands:

echo file-roller -d \$@ > ~/.local/share/nautilus/scripts/File-Roller
chmod +x ~/.local/share/nautilus/scripts/File-Roller

After that you can see File-Roller option in right click Scripts menu.


  • FYI filemanager-actions is packaged in ppa:daniel-marynicz/filemanager-actions PPA (see this answer). So you can extend your answer. – N0rbert Sep 4 '18 at 19:19

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