HOW TO INSTALL NEMO FILE MANAGER IN UBUNTU 16.04 – A UBUNTU FILE MANAGER
In this article we are going to learn How to install Nemo File Manager in Ubuntu 16.04. Nemo is a ubuntu file manager also known as Nautilus file manager mainly developed for Cinnamon desktop environment. Nemo used to explore/browse your mounted file systems and makes us available to use the data (Files, directories, applications…etc…). It’s an cross platform application developed by Linux Mint team initially released on year 2012 under GNU License. Nemo file manager is available only for linux and unix related operating systems.
Nemo file manager is a nice light weight Ubuntu file manager and like any other file manager it’s comes with some nice features and looks mentioned below :
- It provides so many useful options on context menu i.e. open as root, open in terminal (you can open any directory directly in terminal), set as wallpaper, compress and extract files, paste in to folder and so on.
- Status bar.
- Search box for search files and directories.
- Permission option to give requires permission to files and directories (only available if you have root privileges)
- You can customize view of file manager like Icon View, increase or decrease size of icons, sort files an directories by Name, Size and so on.
- Show Hidden Files & Directories.
- Address Bar (This will show you the path in which directory currently you are in.)
Follow the below steps to install Nemo File Manager – A Ubuntu File Manager in Ubuntu 16.04
Before start the installation of Nemo File manager we have to install requires official PPA repository for that. To install the same refer the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/nemo # Install PPA Repository !!! For Nemo 3.x you'll need to use a different PPA: http://www.webupd8.org/2016/11/nemo-320-with-unity-patches-and-without.html Nemo file manager patched for Unity (no Cinnamon dependencies except cinnamon-translations) More information and installation instructions: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/10/install-nemo-with-unity-patches-and.html Only use this PPA in Ubuntu. Don't use it in Linux Mint! More info: https://launchpad.net/~webupd8team/+archive/ubuntu/nemo Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpm6d0hqbx/secring.gpg' created gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpm6d0hqbx/pubring.gpg' created gpg: requesting key EEA14886 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com gpg: /tmp/tmpm6d0hqbx/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created gpg: key EEA14886: public key "Launchpad VLC" imported gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found gpg: Total number processed: 1 gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1) OK
After installing the PPA repository for Nemo Ubuntu file manager let’s go ahead and update the packages and repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 using below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update # Update Packages & Repositories Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/dawidd0811/neofetch/ubuntu xenial InRelease Ign:2 http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu wily InRelease Get:3 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB] Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/deluge-team/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:5 http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu wily Release Hit:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/gnumdk/lollypop/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/kritalime/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:9 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:10 http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/nemo/ubuntu xenial InRelease Get:11 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB] Get:12 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease [102 kB] Fetched 306 kB in 2s (129 kB/s) Reading package lists... Done
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Finally use the below command to install Nemo File Manager package.
We have successfully installed the Nemo File Manager. To confirm the same you can refer the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -l nemo # Confirm the installed Package Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Architecture Description +++-====================================-=======================-=======================-============================================================================= ii nemo 2.8.7-2~webupd8~xenial1 amd64 File manager and graphical shell for Unity
To open the Nemo Ubuntu file manager just type the command nemo on shell prompt. Refer the command below.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ nemo # Open the Nemo File Manager application
You can also open the Nemo Ubuntu package manager graphically using Search your computer box. Refer the snapshot below.
To uninstall the application you can use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -r nemo # Uninstall the Package
This is how we can install Nemo File Manager in Ubuntu 16.04 – A Ubuntu File Manager. If you found this article useful then Like us, Share this post on your preferred Social media, Subscribe our Newsletter OR if you have something to say then feel free to comment on the comment box below.