Saturday, November 15, 2008

Quick Actions in Nautilus

Nautilus-actions lets you add programs to the Nautilus context menu (it comes up when you right-click on a file or folder).

You can get it via synaptic, or the command:

sudo apt-get install nautilus-actions

Once it's installed, bring up the gui from the command line by typing:


To add a program to the contect menu:

Click on +Add

  • For label, put in the name of the program you're adding
  • For path, inter whatever you would type at the command line to start the program
  • For parameters, enter any parameters you want to run the program with (see the manual for the program)

Go to the Conditions tab to select when you want the program to show up on the context menu.   For instance, if the program you're adding only works on individual files, check "Files only."

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