This 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
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.
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