FE Nautilus Scripts
CODE of some
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A few more scripts may be added --- and the scripts
here may be touched up or revised occasionally.
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INTRODUCTION to the
In 2009, I finally 'took the plunge' and migrated my mail, bookmarks, etc. from a (main) Microsoft Windows machine to a (main) Linux machine.
I have documented reasons why I went to Linux, along with install notes, on an Ubuntu Install notes page.
I do a lot of web page development (this site) in which a lot of photos and other image files are processed (renamed, cropped if need be, down-sized, gamma-corrected if need be, thumbnailed, etc.).
I found that I really missed the (free) Irfanview program available only for MS Windoze.
I am not the only one in that regard.
You can do a WEB SEARCH on terms like 'irfanview linux replacement image processing' and you will find many people who feel the same way.
In any case, my search for image processing replacements is documented on an FE Nautilus Scripts DESCRIPTION and Code-Menu page.
Writing Nautilus scripts more than 'filled the bill'.
After developing image processing Nautilus scripts, I accumulated other types of handy Nautilus scripts, much of whose source code is accessible via the 'FE Nautilus Scripts DESCRIPTION page', mentioned above.
The 'FE Nautilus Scripts' are categorized into groups which are put in subdirectories of the directory
in the Gnome2-Nautilus desktop and file-manager environment.
In the MATE-Caja desktop and file-manager environment, the 'Caja' file manager looks for 'Nautilus scripts' starting at the directory
The subdirectory names provide the names that Nautilus presents in its
' Scripts > '
The names of the FE subdirectories (the FE 'script group names' or 'category names') are shown as names of the Nautilus file manager 'Scripts' submenus.
Below is an (old, 2010) image of the original group names in an original FE Nautilus Scripts menu.
I have accumulated a family of 'EXAMINE FILES' scripts, as seen in this (very outdated) image of the 'EXAMINEfiles' group.
(Poke this image link to see the menu cascade
Many 'EXAMINEfiles' scripts have been added since that image was captured.
And the script names have been changed (standardized).
Below is a list of links to the source code of many of the 'EXAMINEfiles' FE Nautilus Scripts.
The names of the scripts are fairly descriptive of what they are meant to do.
The comments in the scripts provide more detail on the purpose and methods of each script.
The four-part naming convention used for the FE Nautilus Scripts is explained on a FE Nautilus Scripts Naming Convention page.
Be aware of the 'file safety/usage' considerations (no worries) posted near the bottom of the FE Nautilus Scripts DESCRIPTION page.
List of Links to the CODE of 'EXAMINEfiles' scripts:
End of List of Code-Links.
How the code samples are presented
Use the list-of-links (above) to go directly to the source code images.
Click on a script name to see the script code.
You can use the 'Back' button of your web browser to return to this page.
If you want to download the script code, 'right-click' on the script name, and, in a popup menu offered by your web browser, choose an option like
' Save Link Target As ... ' .
Scroll down this page to look for keywords of interest in the script names.
Alternatively, use the 'Find text' option of your web browser to look for keywords on this page.
For example, when looking for examples of scripts using the 'diff' or 'sdiff' command, use keyword 'diff'.
Or when looking for scripts that use the FE 'xpg' text-file browser utility, use keyword 'xpg'.
Bottom of this
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OR, use the History-list option of your web browser.
Page was created 2010 Aug 22.