nautilus - the GNOME File Manager
nautilus [--browser] [--check] [--no-default-window] [--no-desktop] [--quit] [location] [gnome-std-options]
The GNOME File Manager is the primary graphical interface to the file system. It provides access to, and manipulation of, files and folders on both local and remote filesystems by giving a virtual view of them. The File Manager supports multiple view types to allow you to view files and folders as an arrangement of icons, as a detailed list, or as a number of data-specific views which allow embedded viewing of text, images and other multi-media.
Nautilus provides the desktop backdrop and its associated icons for launching applications, access to folders, the trash and removeable media (such as CD-ROMs and zip disks). The trash container is a special view of objects that have been removed from their original locations but not yet permanently deleted from the system. Emptying the trash will delete these objects permanently.
The side pane of the main window provides additional information about the folder in the current view as well as allowing the user to add any arbitrary notes; for example, to describe the folder or its contents. A tree view of the filesystem is also available on the side bar, which can be used to switch between the location of the main view and a history view to show the recently viewed locations.
The following options are supported:
--browser Open a browser window.
--c, --check Perform a quick set of self-check tests.
--n, --no-default-window Only create windows for explicitly specified locations.
---no-desktop Do not manage the desktop backdrop.
---quit Quit a currently running Nautilus application.
gnome-std-options Standard options available for use with most GNOME applications. See gnome-std-options(5) for more information.
The following operands are supported:
location The location to be viewed. This location may be specified as a filesystem directory (for example, /home/guest/Documents), or by using any of the URI schemes supported by Nautilus (for example, http://www.sun.com or ftp://ftp.gnome.org).
Example 1: Launching Nautilus to view a specific location
example% nautilus /home/guest/Images
Example 2: Opening a Nautilus window with a specified width and height and without managing the desktop background
example% nautilus --geometry=450x300 --no-desktop
The following exit values are returned:
0 Application exited successfully
>0 Application exited with failure
The following files are used by this application:
/usr/bin/nautilus The command-line executable for the GNOME file manager.
~/.nautilus/* The location of user-specific meta-data, including notes, emblems, and background patterns.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
ATTRIBUTE TYPE ATTRIBUTE VALUE Availability SUNWgnome-file-mgr Interface stability Volatile
Latest version of the GNOME Desktop User Guide for your platform.
nautilus-cd-burner(1), nautilus-file-management-properties(1), libgnomevfs-2(3), gnome-std-options(5)
Written by Stephen Browne, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2003, 2006.
|SunOS 5.11||nautilus (1)||2 Oct 2003|