nautilus man page

nautilus — a file manager for GNOME


nautilus [options] URIs...


nautilus is a file manager, designed for the GNOME 3 desktop.


-c, --check
Perform a quick set of self-check tests.
Show the version of the program.
-g, --geometry=GEOMETRY
Create the initial window with the given geometry. Deprecated - the geometry is saved and loaded using GSettings.
-w, --new-window
Always open a new window for browsing specified URIs.
-n, --no-default-window
Only create windows for explicitly specified URIs.
Never manage the desktop (ignore the GSettings preference). Deprecated - the desktop is managed in a separate binary.
-q, --quit
Quit Nautilus.
-s, --select
Select specified URI in parent folder.
-h, --help
Show a summary of options.

Other standard GNOME options not listed here are also supported.

See Also

The documentation may be accessed by pressing F1 in the application or via the application menu.

For further information, visit the website


All bugs in the application may be reported at the GNOME Bugzilla at…

Referenced By

gvfsd-metadata(1), totem-audio-preview(1).

23 September 2016