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Ubuntu: Right click to open terminal in current directory

Tue 05 August 2014 By Arulmurugan Rajaraman comments

Ubuntu does not have the option to open terminal from current directory in nautilus file manager. But it is a handy option which most of us need. You can add this feature by installing the package nautilus-open-terminal.


Versions Used

  • Ubuntu - 12.04, 14.04

You can install the package from terminal using the command

sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal

Then restart nautilus file manager using the command

killall nautilus && nautilus &

Now you will be able to open terminal from the current folder from right-click context menu.

What if you want to do the reverse? What if you to open file manager of current folder from terminal. Simple. You can use the following command to open current folder in file manager from terminal

nautilus ./

These commands will save us time and make it easier to work. Feel free to post your comments.

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