How to open Nautilus?

In Ubuntu I could open Nautilus by typing

sudo nautilus
to move files easier.
What’s the command on Opensuse to do this?

To open Nautilus, simply use the following command:


You can open it in the terminal using that method, or press Alt+F2 and search for Nautilus. Both will open the graphical interface for the program, so opening it with the icon or the search may be easier because it will save space because it does not require a terminal to be open while using the program (some programs open through the terminal may require you to keep the terminal window open to run, although Nautilus doesn’t require this). If you want to open Nautilus as root, use the following set of commands (with each line representing a new command, and the # representing a command issued while under root permissions, so no need to type the # in):



Hope that answers your question. :slight_smile:

> In Ubuntu I could open Nautilus by typing > sudo nautilus to move files easier.
> What’s the command on Opensuse to do this?

what version of openSuSE are you using?
what windows manager (Gnome, KDE3, KDE4, other) are you using?
if using KDE, did you also install Gnome?

if you do not have Gnome installed you will not have Nautilus
installed…and, you can’t run it…

if you are running KDE3 you can use the menu:
GO System → File Manager → File Manager - Super User Mode)
which will pop open KDE’s version of Nautilus (it will be some
different…click Window > Split View Left/Right, for the classic
side-by-side two pane window to drag between)

if you are running KDE4 i’m not sure (i’ve not tried it) but i GUESS
the above from KDE3 MIGHT work, or maybe can press Alt+F2 and type into
the blank that pops up:

kdesu kfmclient openProfile filemanagement

and give the root pass when prompted…

but you should never sudo/kdesu unless you really need
to…because moving files/stuff around as ROOT is a real easy way to
get file and directory permissions very messed up…(i know because i did
it when i was first trying to learn Linux…and, messed up big
time…stuff that i should have been able to do, suddenly i could
not…and, i could ONLY get anything done as ROOT…i had to start
over, and UNlearn some habits i had learned in non-Linux OSes!)

DenverD (Linux Counter 282315)
A Texan in Denmark

There is also a universal alternative to KDE and Gnome specific file management programs: Midnight Commander. It’s not the normal GUI based program like Nuatilus. MC is based in the terminal and requires the arrow and tab keys to move files in a two-panel setup. If you want to install Midnight Commander, open YaST Package Manager, and when the repositories finish refreshing, search for “mc” and Midnight Commander will be there. Just click “Install” and then “Apply”.

Hope that opens another option for you. :slight_smile:

Just like the good old Norton Commander. The tool to use when wanting to do file management in a terminal console :slight_smile:

Good tip UG

Hmm, well, if you don’t have the Gnome desktop installed, then first you will have to install Nautilus from the repos.

Just search and you should find it there, you might have to enable the gnome repo first of course :).

Once installed, this is the command:

sudo nautilus --no-desktop &

The --no-desktop stops it loading the whole Gnome desktop and taskbars over your KDE (or other non-gnome) desktop.

gnomesu nautilus

Opensuse 11 gnome.

What I mean is to open a nautilus window and being able to move the restricted/locked files from folder to folder without using commands on the terminal.

:slight_smile: that’s it, THX.

it’s a bit OT, but have to also mention Krusader - can’t live without it - no matter am I using KDE or even Gnome. It’s closest to Total Commander GUI, and, of course :wink: better!
And it has easy access to root mode…](