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A set of scripts for Nautilus, the Gnome file manager application.

Project Description


This package provide some scripts for Nautilus, the Gnome file manager application.


  1. Use Python’s setuptools to install the package:

    easy_install rbco.nautilusscripts

    This will install a set of scripts named nautilus_* into /usr/bin (or similar).

  2. Run the rbco_nautilusscirpts_install script (also in /usr/bin) to symlink the nautilus_* scripts into the ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts directory.

  3. If the scripts doesn’t show up in the Scripts context-menu then:

    • Open Nautilus.
    • Go to File -> Scripts -> Open Scrips Folder.
    • Visit each folder and reload its contents to show the scripts.

Available scripts

After installing the following scripts will be available (by folder):


  • delete_first_n_chars
  • remove_accentuation
  • add_prefix
  • mp3
  • replace
  • unhide
  • delete
  • lower_case_underscore
  • id3
  • add_suffix


  • filename_length
  • real_path


  • change_owner_to_me
  • backup: Copies FILE to FILE.bak . If FILE.bak exists then first moves FILE.bak to FILE.bak.1 .
  • open_in_terminal
  • open_real_path
  • execute_custom_command


  • rst2html


0.8 (2014-08-20)

  • Added support for Nemo and Caja (forks of Nautilus for Linux Mint).
  • misc/open_in_terminal now uses “x-terminal-emulator” instead of “gnome-terminal”.
  • Corrected install script name.
  • Allow to pass source directory to install script.

0.7 (2012-05-24)

  • Now all scripts capture and display exceptions to the user.

0.6 (2011-12-27)

  • Added local copy of because it’s gone missing from it’s original URL.

0.5 (2011-06-26)

  • Added rename/mp3 script.

0.4 (2011-04-27)

  • Added text/rst2html script.

0.3 (2011-03-13)

  • Now the rbco_nautilusscirpts_install script correctly locates the installed scripts, instead of just assuming they were on /usr/bin.

0.2 (2011-01-31)

  • Added new renaming script: remove_accentuation.
  • Now depends on rbco.rename version >=0.3. Previously was >=0.2.

0.1 (2010-08-31)

  • Initial release
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