I'm asking about sorting my files ordered by "type" for all directories ?

I could sort it for one directory but I couldn't find any solutions for my req (if possible) .

  • You mean within the file explorer - Nautilus? – pa4080 Nov 5 '17 at 9:39
  • @pa4080 yes, not in terminal list files – Ali H Nov 5 '17 at 9:40

You could change Nautilus preferences: Nautilus menu > Preferences > View (tab) and set Arrange items: By Type.

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Or you can use dconf-editor. First install it:

sudo apt install dconf-editor

Then launch the application dconf-editor and go to org > gnome > nautilus > preferences and change the Default sort order.

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Another way is to use gsettings to set this value:

gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences default-sort-order 'type'


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