Useful nautilus extensions

I want to tell you about two useful nautilus extensions.  The first one lets you right-click on a folder and you get an option in the pop-up menu to open a terminal at that location.

The other extension allows you to right-click on a folder and you get an option in the pop-up menu to open as administrator.   This will open another nautilus window, running as root, at that location.  This is especially handy when you need root privileges for a quick task.   For example, when you need to  modify a folder or file which you don’t own.

Here is how you install both of these using the cmdline.

# sudo aptitude install nautilus-gksu nautilus-open-terminal

Close any open nautilus windows.  Now force nautilus to restart.

# pkill nautilus

You are done.  Any new nautilus windows that you open will have the new extensions whenever you right-click a folder.