Nautilus Terminal is an application that allows Ubuntu users to embed the terminal in the Nautilus file browser. Once installed, Nautilus Terminal will always open in the current folder and will follow your navigation automatically using the "cd" command when moving to another folder. Here are some of its features:

  • Copy & Paste support (Ctrl+Shift+C / Ctrl+Shift+V)
  • Drag & Drop of files and folders support
  • Hide/show the terminal with the F4 key
  • Window resizing support
Nautilus Terminal Installation (v1.0)

Open the terminal and run these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:flozz/flozz
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nautilus-terminal

Restart now Nautilus with this command:

nautilus -q

Open any fodler and the terminal will be displayed as follows:

To be able to configure Nautilus Terminal, create a config file using this command:

gedit ~/.nautilus-terminal

And paste these lines:

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

#The shell to use (Nautilus Terminal use the user's defined shell by default)

Save the file and close it. If you want, for example to hide the terminal, edit the config file and give the "def_visible" option a 0 value. Also, to display the terminal at the bottom of Nautilus, give the "term_on_top" option a 0 value. After modifications, save your file and restart Nautilus with this command:

nautilus -q

Removing Nautilus Terminal

To delete Nautilus Terminal completely, run these commands:

sudo ppa-purge ppa:flozz/flozz
sudo apt-get remove nautilus-terminal
sudo apt-get update
nautilus -q

To delete the config file, use this command:

rm ~/.nautilus-terminal

That's it!

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