The title says all. I would like to have this option in right click menu on the desktop or in nautilus. I know that is possible, but I don't remember how to do this.


You may want to use Templates directory (or how is called in your language) from your home directory in this sense. Files from this folder will appear in the New Document menu. So, add the files with the extension what you want in this folder and you can create them after files with the same extension from the right click menu:

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Moreover, if you add some predefined text in these files from Templates folder, the new files which you will create them from the right click menu will contain that text.

See also: What is the "Templates" folder in the home directory for?

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  • +1 for showing a fast way to create blank empty files via the terminal. – jobin Dec 3 '13 at 11:11
  • @Jobin I know this from when I asked here :) – Radu Rădeanu Dec 3 '13 at 11:16
  • @Jobin be careful, if the file exist it will get truncated ;) – Braiam Dec 3 '13 at 19:37

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