Nemo (file manager)

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Nemo file manager
Developer(s)Linux Mint
Initial releaseSeptember 2012; 10 years ago (2012-09)
Repository
Written inC
Operating systemUnix-like
PlatformCinnamon
Available inMultilingual
TypeFile manager
LicenseGPL-2.0-or-later
Websitegithub.com/linuxmint/nemo Edit this on Wikidata
Whether Nemo shows a mount or not, is determined by the option x-gvfs-show for the gvfs-udisks2-volume-monitor process.[1] Screenshot of GNOME Disks.

Nemo is a free and open-source software and official file manager of the Cinnamon desktop environment. It is a fork of GNOME Files (formerly named Nautilus).

History[edit]

Nemo version 1.0.0 was released in July 2012 along with version 1.6 of the Cinnamon,[2][better source needed] reaching version 1.1.2 in November 2012.[3] It started as a fork of the GNOME file manager Nautilus v3.4[4][5][6][better source needed] after the developers of the operating system Linux Mint considered that "Nautilus 3.6 is a catastrophe".[7][8][9] Developer Gwendal Le Bihan named the project "nemo" after Jules Verne's famous character Captain Nemo, who is the captain of the Nautilus.[9]

Features[edit]

Nemo v1.0.0 had the following features as described by the developers:[9]

  • Uses GVfs and GIO
  • All the features Nautilus 3.4 had and which are missing in Nautilus 3.6 (all desktop icons, compact view, etc.)
  • Open in terminal (integral part of Nemo)
  • Open as root (integral part of Nemo)
  • File operations progress information (when copying or moving files, one can see the percentage and information about the operation on the window title and so also in the window list)
  • Proper GTK bookmarks management
  • Full navigation options (back, forward, up, refresh)
  • Ability to toggle between the path entry and the path breadcrumb widgets
  • Many more configuration options
  • Ability to SSH into remote servers
  • Native support for FTP (File Transfer Protocol) and MTP (Media Transfer Protocol)
  • Setting for reverse sorting order. Toggling this setting might be necessary to show the newest files first in a chronological sort. On older versions, this setting could be missing from the graphical settings user interface, but can be enabled through dconf-editor or the gsettings set org.nemo.preferences default-sort-in-reverse-order true command, and undone using the same command with false.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "udisks2/what-is-shown.txt"..
  2. ^ NEMO: THE LINUX MINT TEAM FORKS NAUTILUS, Web UPD8, Aug 2012
  3. ^ "Cinnamon 1.6.7, Nemo 1.1.2". November 14, 2012.
  4. ^ Linux Mint developers work on GNOME file manager fork, Zdnet, Aug 2012
  5. ^ NEMO FILE MANAGER FOR UBUNTU OR LINUX MINT VIA PPA, Technology Linux & Windows, Dec 2012
  6. ^ Linux Mint Team Forks Nautilus, Brings Out Nemo, Muktware, 2012
  7. ^ Linux Mint Explain Nautilus Fork, Call New Version a "Catastrophe", OMG Ubuntu, Sep 2012
  8. ^ Linux Mint founder calls Nautilus 3.6 "a catastrophe", H Online, Sep 2012
  9. ^ a b c "Introducing Nemo". September 4, 2012. Archived from the original on March 13, 2013.
  10. ^ "Arrange items" needs an option (or multiple options) to reverse-sort · Issue #1140 · linuxmint/nemo (comment #522380465 by mtwebster) · GitHub

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