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Developer: GNOME
License: GPL
Web: http://live.gnome.org/Nautilus

Files is a graphical file manager for the GNOME desktop enviornment. It based on GTK+ and the current version in openSUSE is 3.6.3.


Files is the new name and version of GNOME's venerable file manager, Nautilus. The name Nautilus was a play on words, Nautilus being the name of a shell, Nautilus = graphical shell.
Files has replaced Nautilus, which had replaced Midnight Commander in GNOME as the default file manager. Nautilus was first release was 2001. The project started because the old Midnight Commander was considered too old in form and function for "modern" computers.


  • Manage your files and directories.
  • Execute scripts.
  • Open special URI locations.
  • Write information to a CD.
  • Supports Network filesystems like WebDAV, SMB, FTP, SFTP and many more
  • Show previews of pictures, audio and video files
  • View pictures, text and PDF's, listen to music and watch videos with the Sushi plugin
  • Uses tabs for different folders like a browser, and/or open multiple windows.
  • Extend functions with plugins and scripts.

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