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Add functionalities to default File Manager app


Files, the file manager application has several extensions available that can be used to expand it's functionalities, for example selecting a file and send that file via email with a right click in the context menu.

The following extensions have been tested in Files in PureOS:

NameUse
nautilus-gtkhashTo make checksums of files
nautilus-sendtoTo send a file via email from the file manager
nautilus-image-converterReduces image file size with a right click context menu
nautilus-extension-gnome-terminalProvides a right-click menu item to open a terminal window in the current folder location
nautilus-nextcloudIntegration with Nextcloud desktop app
  • Open the terminal application Tilix and type the command:

sudo apt install EXTENSION-NAME

then press ENTER, type your password and press ENTER again. If you get asked for confirmation, press the y or the key representing "yes" in your system language.

IMPORTANT: The following list of of other nautilus extensions that have not yet been tested in PureOS, use them at your own risk
nautilus-hidenautilus-data
nautilus-adminnautilus-emblems
nautilus-comparenautilus-image-manipulator
nautilus-extension-braseronautilus-scripts-manager
nautilus-extension-burnernautilus-share
nautilus-filename-repairernautilus-wipe
NOTE: Bellow are some examples of the already tested extensions, how to install them and how they work.

nautilus-sendto: Send files as email attachments

To do this you need to have a email client configured (like Thunderbird), and install the plugin nautilus-sendto.

  • Open the terminal application Tilix and type the command:

sudo apt install nautilus-sendto

install nautilus extension

  • Log out and in again
  • Right click on a file you want to send via email
  • Select the and option "send to..."

send the file

And Thunderbird opens a new email with the file already included as an attachment.

thunderbird

nautilus-gtkhash: Use File Manager To Do Checksums Of Files

To be able to do that you need to install the extension nautilus-gtkhash

  • Open the terminal application Tilix and type the command:

sudo apt install nautilus-gtkhash

install nautilus extension

  • Right click on the file in question
  • Select "Properties"

properties

  • Select "Digest"
  • Select from the right side of the window the hash you want
  • Press "Hash"

And you will see the checksum for that file

check it

Same result as doing it from a terminal :)

from a terminal

nautilus-extension-gnome-terminal: open a terminal window in the current location folder

To be able to do that you need to install the extension nautilus-extension-gnome-terminal

  • Open the terminal application Tilix and type the command:

sudo apt install nautilus-extension-gnome-terminal

Once that is done log out and back in of your user session.

Once you have a folder open, right click on it and select the option: Open in terminal

context

And done:

terminal

nautilus-nextcloud: Integrate Nextcloud with File Manager

You can see how to integrate Nextcloud desktop app with the Files app here.

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