How To Integrate Terminal To Nautilus File Browser In Ubuntu Linux

The Linux Terminal is perhaps one of the most important parts of any Linux distribution. Despite the many GUI enhancements, there are some tasks that users still prefer performing from the Terminal. This includes anything from adding PPAs to performing system tasks.

Nautilus Terminal, as the name suggests, is aNautilus extension that integrates the Terminal to the file browser. Nautilus Terminal supports all common functions such as copy/paste (using Ctrl+Shift+C), (Ctrl+Shift+V), as well as drag & drop functionality. Navigation is performed with automatic execution of the “cd” command when you move between folders. The embedded Terminal is quite flexible and can be hidden and re-sized anytime.

Terminal Integration

This Nautilus extension provides the flexibility of hiding the Terminal, by dragging it upwards, or by using the F4 hotkey. This enables users to have more onscreen space for the file browser, along with on demand Terminal integration.


You can install Nautilus Terminal from the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:flozz/flozz
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nautilus-terminal

Once installed, restart Nautilus to apply the changes. You can do this by either using the below command. Alternatively, log off and log back in for the changes to take effect.

nautilus -q

To remove the Nautilus extension, enter the following command in the Terminal:

sudo apt-get remove nautilus-terminal
sudo apt-get udpate

For the removal to take effect, restart Nautilus once again using the command mentioned above or by logging off.

Note: Nautilus Terminal works with Nautilus 3.0 and 3.2. Other than the above mentioned PPA, you can also download the Nautilus extension package from the link given below.

Download Nautilus Terminal