Nemo (file manager)

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Nemo file manager
Screenshot of Nemo v3.2.2
Screenshot of Nemo v3.2.2
Developer(s) Linux Mint
Initial release September 2012; 6 years ago (2012-09)
Stable release
3.8.5[1] / 17 July 2018; 3 months ago (2018-07-17)
Operating system Unix-like
Platform Cinnamon
Available in Multilingual
Type File manager
License GNU Lesser General Public License
Whether Nemo shows a mount or not, is determined by the option x-gvfs-show for the gvfs-udisks2-volume-monitor process.[2] 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).


Nemo version 1.0.0 was released in July 2012 along with version 1.6 of the Cinnamon,[3][better source needed] reaching version 1.1.2 in November 2012.[4] It started as a fork of the GNOME file manager Nautilus v3.4[5][6][7][better source needed] after the developers of the operating system Linux Mint considered that "Nautilus 3.6 is a catastrophe".[8][9][10] Developer Gwendal Le Bihan named the project "nemo" after Jules Verne’s famous character Captain Nemo, who is the captain of the Nautilus.[10]


Nemo v1.0.0 had the following features as described by the developers:[10]

  • 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

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ "udisks2/what-is-shown.txt"..
  4. ^ "Cinnamon 1.6.7, Nemo 1.1.2". November 14, 2012.
  5. ^ Linux Mint developers work on GNOME file manager fork, Zdnet, Aug 2012
  6. ^ NEMO FILE MANAGER FOR UBUNTU OR LINUX MINT VIA PPA, Technology Linux & Windows, Dec 2012
  7. ^ Linux Mint Team Forks Nautilus, Brings Out Nemo, Muktware, 2012
  8. ^ Linux Mint Explain Nautilus Fork, Call New Version a "Catastrophe", OMG Ubuntu, Sep 2012
  9. ^ Linux Mint founder calls Nautilus 3.6 "a catastrophe", H Online, Sep 2012
  10. ^ a b c "Introducing Nemo". September 4, 2012. Archived from the original on March 13, 2013.

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