Linux Command Tips – Nautilus

nautilusThis is part of my series, useful Linux commands and tips. Nautilus is the official file manager for the GNOME desktop. The name is a play on words, evoking the shell of a nautilus to represent an operating system shell. Like all applications that run under Linux, Nautilus has it’s own command line options.

To view the command-line options

nautilus --help

A great way to use putty through Xming and want to use the file manager, this command combination works great.

nautilus --no-desktop --browser

What this will result with is the application, Nautilus will become available and without another window of the desktop popping up in the background.

Tested with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 – 5.4
CentOS 5.0 – 5.4

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