GNOME Files (formerly called Nautilus) is an open-source file manager and graphical shell for the GNOME desktop environment that makes it easy to manage your files and the rest of your system.
It allows you to configure your desktop, configure your system, browse your photo collection, access your network resources, and more all from one integrated interface. In essence, Nautilus becomes a shell for your entire desktop experience.
- Bookmarks, window backgrounds, emblems, notes, addon scripts and has the choice between an icon or list view. It keeps a history of visited folders, similar to many web browsers, permitting easy access to previously visited folders.
- Supports previews of files in their icons, be they text files, images, sound or video files via thumbnailers such as Totem.
- Supports browsing local filesystems as well as FTP sites, Windows SMB shares, Files transferred over shell protocol, WebDAV servers and SFTP servers via GNOME VFS.
- Integrated optional Beagle support.
- Ability to save searches as virtual folders.
- With the use of the Gamin library, Nautilus tracks modification of local files in real time, eliminating the need to refresh the display manually.
- File compression.
- ACL (access control list).
- Includes original vectorized icons.
- Symbolic sidebar icon.
Developer: Alex Larsson, Dave Camp, Soren Sandmann, Jürg Billeter
License: GNU General Public License v2.0
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