02 February 2013

Nautilus Terminal - Get Power of Terminal in Nautilus

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How to install Nautilus terminal in Ubuntu
Nautilus Terminal is an integrated terminal for Nautilus, the GNOME's file browser. It is always open in the current folder, and follows the navigation. Currently Nautilus Terminal 1.0 is the Latest version. It is written in Python and distributed under the GPL licence.

Some Features of Nautilus Terminal

  • It always follows your navigation in your folders.
  • It supports Copy/Paste (Ctrl+Shift+C / Ctrl+Shift+V).
  • It supports drag & drop of files and folders.
  • It can be hidden/shown when you want (with the F4 key).
  • It is resizeable.

How do I install it in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

To install it in Ubuntu/Linux Mint, run the following command in terminal (Ctrl + Alt + t)

Step 1: Add Nautilus-Terminal Repository

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:flozz/flozz

Step 2: Update sources.list

$ sudo apt-get update

Step 3: Install Nautilus-Terminal

$ sudo apt-get install nautilus-terminal

Note: After install Nautilus-Terminal, restart Nautilus by running following command or Logout and Login again to see the affect. Use F4 to show or hide it.

$ nautilus -q && nautilus && exit

install nautilus terminal in ubuntu

install Nautilus Terminal in Ubuntu 12.10

To change configuration of Nautilus-Terminal, make a configuration file using following command

$ gedit ~/.nautilus-terminal

and paste these lines. After pasting following lines save the file and restart Nautilus by using nautilus -q && nautilus command.

#The terminal height (lines)
#The terminal default visibility in new windows? (1: Visible, 0: Hidden)
#The terminal position (1: Top, 0: Bottom)
#NOTE: it's not recommended to put the terminal on the bottom

#The shell to use (Nautilus Terminal use the user's defined shell by default)

Note: To hide Nautilus-Terminal by default set def_visible=0

That's it. If you are terminal freak you will definitely like it.

Enjoy :)

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