nemo-desktop - Man Page

Nemo's desktop provider


nemo-desktop [options] URIs...


This manual page documents briefly the nemo-desktop command.

Nemo is the file manager for the Cinnamon desktop.


Nemo-desktop follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.


Enable debugging code.  Example usage: 'NEMO_DEBUG=Desktop,Actions nemo-desktop --debug'.  Use NEMO_DEBUG=all for more topics.


Quit Nemo.


Show a summary of options.


Show Nemo's version.

Other standard GNOME options not listed here are also supported.

Note on the Root User

Ordinarily, nemo and nemo-desktop treat being run as the root user as special, with certain restrictions and UI changes. This behavior can be bypassed via a gsettings key. You can use the following command to enable/disable this override:

gsettings set org.nemo.preferences treat-root-as-normal true|false

Bug Reports

Please report bugs and feature requests here:


This manual page was originally written for Nautilus by Takuo KITAME <> and Dafydd Harries <> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).


October 2012