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Nautilus Terminal

Nautilus Terminal - a Nautilus extension that embeds the terminal into the Nautilus window -, finally works with Nautilus 3. This is actually a full rewrite of the original Nautilus Terminal, for Nautilus 3.x.

The new Nautilus Terminal follows the navigation automatically (auto "cd"), you can copy / paste (Ctrl+Shift+C / Ctrl+Shift+V), supports drag & drop of files and folders and is resizable (height).

Currently there is no GUI to configure Nautilus Terminal, but you can create a config file with various settings. Also, the terminal can be toggled on/off using using a keyboard shortcut (F4).

If you want to change some of the Nautilus Terminal settings, run the following command:
gedit ~/.nautilus-terminal

And in this file, paste this:

[general]
#The terminal height (lines)
def_term_height=5
#The terminal default visibility in new windows? (1: Visible, 0: Hidden)
def_visible=1
#The terminal position (1: Top, 0: Bottom)
#NOTE: it's not recommended to put the terminal on the bottom
term_on_top=1

[terminal]
#The shell to use (Nautilus Terminal use the user's defined shell by default)
shell=/bin/bash

Everything should be pretty self explanatory so modify the settings to suit your needs, then save the file.


Install Nautilus Terminal 1.0 for Nautilus 3.x


To install Nautilus Terminal in Ubuntu, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:flozz/flozz
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nautilus-terminal

Once installed, restart Nautilus:
nautilus -q

Nautilus Terminal should show up by default when opening Nautilus. To set it to start hidden, see how to configure it above.


If you're not using Ubuntu, download the latest Nautilus Terminal 1.0 from HERE.

Report any bugs you may find @ Launchpad.
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