Nemo (file manager)

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Nemo file manager
Screenshot of Nemo (file manager)
Screenshot of Nemo 1.1.2
Developer(s) Linux Mint
Initial release September 2012; 3 years ago (2012-09)
Stable release 2.6.7[1] / June 22, 2015; 5 months ago (2015-06-22)
Development status Active
Operating system Unix-like
Platform Cinnamon
Available in Multilingual
Type File manager
License GNU Lesser General Public License

Nemo is the official file manager for the Linux Mint operating system running the Cinnamon desktop. It re-introduced several features removed from the file manager Nautilus, from which it originated.


Nemo version 1.0.0 was released in July 2012 along with version 1.6 of the Cinnamon user interface,[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]


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

  • All the features Nautilus 3.4 had and which are missing in Nautilus 3.6 (all desktop icons, compact view, etc..)
  • Open in terminal (this is part of Nemo itself)
  • Open as root (this is also part of Nemo)
  • File operations progress information (when you copy/move files you can see the percentage and info about the operation on the window title and so also in your 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
  • A lot more configuration options

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