I have Cinnamon installed as my window manager on Ubuntu 14.04. I hate nemo. I need the functionality of nautilus-actions. Can I
sudo apt-get purge nemo* to get nautilus to be my default file manager? Or is there a better way?
Please, see that nemo is a fork of nautilus, and you can used the nemo-actions instead of nautilus-actions, there are some nautilus actions that are not ported to nemo yet, but could be easy.
I not recommend use nautilus and nemo at the same time, but well, i used both and you can decide if nemo will handle your desktop or will be nautilus. You can not purge nemo or you will remove the cinnamon desktop. I think that this will be possible on the future, but not now, as Nemo is a dependency for the cinnamon desktop.