Is there any stable open terminal plugin for nautilus?

  • u mean a plugin that opens a terminal in that folder, right?
    – Ashu
    Apr 14, 2012 at 5:45
  • Yeah ,without using cd command
    – Tachyons
    Apr 14, 2012 at 5:51
  • i have a script. yoneed to put it in the my scripts folder(right click in nautilus--->scripts---->scripts folder.) will that do?
    – Ashu
    Apr 14, 2012 at 5:54
  • Yeah ,post it as answer
    – Tachyons
    Apr 14, 2012 at 5:56
  • That other duplicate question is 6 months newer than this question - does that matter? Or should this one be the duplicate, because the other one has more answers & votes, or some other reason?
    – Xen2050
    Apr 4, 2016 at 18:00

3 Answers 3


I use nautilus-open-terminal Install nautilus-open-terminal (click to install) from the ubuntu repos (no need to add a ppa!). This adds a "open in terminal" item to the right-click menu in nautilus.

sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal

Afterwards you have to restart nautilus by logging out then back in, or this command:

nautilus -q && nautilus &

You really shouldn't be crashing when using the Open in Terminal extension. There was an issue in 11.10 between it & ubuntuone libs but it was resolved. Are you fully updated?

Anyway this ppa has an excellent Open Terminal Here, it's a nautilus python extension & will work just fine. (There are many other useful extensions, the ppa is well supported & responsive to any issues, none currently

ppa page - https://launchpad.net/~nae-team/+archive/ppa

To add ppa & install the Open Terminal Here extension

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nae-team/ppa


sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal-here  


  1. Download this script file.
  2. Right click in nautilus or on Desktop → Scripts → Scripts folder and extract the downloaded file into this folder.
  3. Close the folder. That's it.
  • What's in the script file(s)? Wouldn't pasting it here be better than a .7z download?
    – Xen2050
    Apr 4, 2016 at 18:05

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