How to install Nemo File Manager and Nemo extension on Ubuntu

Nemo is a free open source file manager for Linux systems. This is the default file manager for the Cinnamon desktop environment and is designed specifically for the Cinnamon desktop. However, it can also be installed on other Linux desktop environments. Nautilus (GNOME file) A fork of the file manager. Released under the GNU General Public Version 2 license. Unique features other than Nautilus include dual panel view, type-ahead search, tree view, configurable toolbar, open as root, open in terminal and more. It also supports plugins. You can use it to add and extend Nemo functionality.

Install Nemo File Manager on Ubuntu

Installing Nemo is a simple process on Ubuntu. Open the terminal software (ctrl + alt + t) and run this Nemo install command one by one.

sudo apt update

Enter the Ubuntu user password. afterwards

sudo apt install nemo

You can use this command in the terminal to open the Nemo file manager.


Install the Nemo extension.

First run this command to list all the nemo extensions available in Ubuntu.

sudo apt-cache search nemo

Then install the nemo extension using the following command syntax

sudo apt install PACKAGENAME

Replace the PACKAGENAME name with the extended name.

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An example: For the Font Manager Nemo extension

sudo apt install nemo-font-manager

Set Nemo as the default file manager.

Run this command to set the Nemo file manager as the default file manager for Ubuntu.

Note: Changing this can lead to conflicts and system corruption.

xdg-mime default nemo.desktop inode/directory application/x-gnome-saved-search
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons false
gsettings set org.nemo.desktop show-desktop-icons true

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