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xfce:thunar:custom-actions [2018/12/01 22:48]
alexxcons [Finding files inside the selected folder with catfish]
xfce:thunar:custom-actions [2019/11/30 21:58] (current)
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 ====== Custom Actions ====== ====== Custom Actions ======
  
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 This page serves as an introduction to the **Custom Actions** plugin, and includes a list of useful examples. This page serves as an introduction to the **Custom Actions** plugin, and includes a list of useful examples.
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 ===== Adding a Custom Action ===== ===== Adding a Custom Action =====
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 <figure "​Create Action Dialog">​ <figure "​Create Action Dialog">​
-{{:​xfce:​thunar:​1.6:​thunar_create-action-dialog.png?​nolink&​|}}+{{:​xfce:​thunar:​uca-create.png?​nolink&​|}}
 </​figure>​ </​figure>​
  
-On the first page, enter ''​Print File''​ in {gui>​Name:​} and ''​Print the selected file using xfprint''​ in {gui>​Description:​} Enter ''​xfprint4 ​%f''​ for the {gui>​Command:​} (the ''​%f''​ will be replaced with the path to the selected file, as explained in the dialog), and select an icon by clicking {gui>​Icon:​} (in the screenshot the ''​printer-symbolic.svg''​ icon was used). <​note>​Thunar seems to do the sensible thing when passing file/folder names with spaces in them, so don't worry excessively about putting single or double quotes around the "​%"​ placeholder.</​note>​+On the first page, enter ''​Search with Catfish''​ in {gui>​Name:​} and ''​search''​ in {gui>​Description:​} Enter ''​catfish ​%f''​ for the {gui>​Command:​} (the ''​%f''​ will be replaced with the path to the selected file, as explained in the dialog), and select an icon by clicking {gui>​Icon:​} (in the screenshot the ''​system-search.svg''​ icon was used). <​note>​Thunar seems to do the sensible thing when passing file/folder names with spaces in them, so don't worry excessively about putting single or double quotes around the "​%"​ placeholder.</​note>​
  
 Now, continue with the second page (the {gui>​Appearance Conditions} page). Now, continue with the second page (the {gui>​Appearance Conditions} page).
  
-We want to create an action that is only applicable to text files, so select the **Text Files** options and unselect the options for the other file types. Next you can specify a **File Pattern** to display the action only for text files that match a certain pattern. In the example, we set the file pattern to ''​*''​ (which matches all filenames) to indicate that the action should be displayed for all text files.+We want to create an action that is only applicable to folders, so select the **Folders** options and unselect the options for the other file types. Next you can specify a **File Pattern** to display the action only for text files that match a certain pattern. In the example, we set the file pattern to ''​*''​ (which matches all filenames) to indicate that the action should be displayed for all folders.
  
-That's all. Click **OK** to close the **Create Action** dialog. The new action, labeled **Print File** will appear in the **Custom Actions** list.+That's all. Click **OK** to close the **Create Action** dialog. The new action, labeled **Search with Catfish** will appear in the **Custom Actions** list.
  
-Now close the **Custom Actions** dialog, select a text file in Thunar and open the context menu (right-click on the file icon). The newly created **Print File** action will appear in the context menu, as shown in the screenshot below.+Now close the **Custom Actions** dialog, select a folder ​in Thunar and open the context menu (right-click on the file icon). The newly created **Search with Catfish** action will appear in the context menu, as shown in the screenshot below.
  
 <figure "​Custom Actions Dialog">​ <figure "​Custom Actions Dialog">​
-{{thunar:thunar_custom-actions-dialog.png}}+{{:xfce:thunar:uca-list.png}}
 </​figure>​ </​figure>​
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 ===== Use mnemonics to open Thunar Custom Actions ===== ===== Use mnemonics to open Thunar Custom Actions =====
  
 When you create a Thunar Custom Action you can set the name with an underscore "​_"​ before a letter to use it as mnemonic. ​ When you right click in a Thunar view, you can type the letter to access your custom action. When you create a Thunar Custom Action you can set the name with an underscore "​_"​ before a letter to use it as mnemonic. ​ When you right click in a Thunar view, you can type the letter to access your custom action.
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 ===== Examples ===== ===== Examples =====
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 Here are a few useful examples of custom actions. Feel free to extend this list. Here are a few useful examples of custom actions. Feel free to extend this list.
  
-==== Finding files in the current folder ====+==== Finding files in the current folder ​with gnome-search-tool ​====
     * Name: **Search...**     * Name: **Search...**
     * Command: ''​gnome-search-tool --path=%f''​     * Command: ''​gnome-search-tool --path=%f''​
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 **Note:** For this action, you'll need to have ''​gnome-search-tool''​ installed, which is part of the ''​gnome-utils''​ package. This program also has a [[http://​linux.die.net/​man/​1/​gnome-search-tool|lot of other nice command-line options]] which you could use to create even more specialized actions. **Note:** For this action, you'll need to have ''​gnome-search-tool''​ installed, which is part of the ''​gnome-utils''​ package. This program also has a [[http://​linux.die.net/​man/​1/​gnome-search-tool|lot of other nice command-line options]] which you could use to create even more specialized actions.
  
-==== Finding files in the current folder with catfish ==== +----
-    * Name: **Search files...** +
-    * Command: ''​%%catfish ​--path=%f%%''​ +
-    * File pattern: * +
-    * Appears if selection contains: Directories+
  
-**Note:** For this action, you'll need to have ''​catfish''​ installed, which is part of the ''​catfish''​ package. +==== Finding files inside the current/selected folder with catfish ====
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-==== Finding files inside the selected folder with catfish ====+
     * Name: **Search files inside...**     * Name: **Search files inside...**
-    * Command: ''​%%catfish ​--path=%f''​+    * Command: ''​catfish %f''​
     * File pattern: *     * File pattern: *
     * Appears if selection contains: Directories     * Appears if selection contains: Directories
  
 **Note:** For this action, you'll need to have ''​catfish''​ installed, which is part of the ''​catfish''​ package. **Note:** For this action, you'll need to have ''​catfish''​ installed, which is part of the ''​catfish''​ package.
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 ==== Working with archives ​ (tar, gzip, etc) ==== ==== Working with archives ​ (tar, gzip, etc) ====
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 **Hint:** You may prefer the [[http://​thunar.xfce.org/​plugins.html#​thunar-archive-plugin|Thunar Archive Plugin]], which does pretty much the same thing with less manual setup required on your part. It's either included with your distribution (in the case of [[http://​xubuntu.org/​|Xubuntu]]),​ or available as a separate package (''​thunar-archive-plugin''​ in Debian Etch). You might also need the ''​xarchiver''​ or "​squeeze"​ package for things to work quite right. **Hint:** You may prefer the [[http://​thunar.xfce.org/​plugins.html#​thunar-archive-plugin|Thunar Archive Plugin]], which does pretty much the same thing with less manual setup required on your part. It's either included with your distribution (in the case of [[http://​xubuntu.org/​|Xubuntu]]),​ or available as a separate package (''​thunar-archive-plugin''​ in Debian Etch). You might also need the ''​xarchiver''​ or "​squeeze"​ package for things to work quite right.
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 ==== Playing music files ==== ==== Playing music files ====
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 **Hint:** Works exactly the same with Audacious. **Hint:** Works exactly the same with Audacious.
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 ==== Burning an ISO file to a CD ==== ==== Burning an ISO file to a CD ====
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     * File pattern: *.iso     * File pattern: *.iso
     * Appears if selection contains: Other Files     * Appears if selection contains: Other Files
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 ==== Viewing images ==== ==== Viewing images ====
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 **Note:** This tip also works just as well with GThumb **Note:** This tip also works just as well with GThumb
  
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 ==== Converting PNGs to JPEGs ==== ==== Converting PNGs to JPEGs ====
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 **Hint:** ''​`basename %f .png`.jpg''​ (be careful--those are //​back//​ticks) will strip the old .png extension off of the original filename. **Hint:** ''​`basename %f .png`.jpg''​ (be careful--those are //​back//​ticks) will strip the old .png extension off of the original filename.
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 ==== Losslessly Rotating JPEGs ==== ==== Losslessly Rotating JPEGs ====
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 [[https://​thelinuxchronicles.blogspot.com/​2012/​06/​thunar-custom-actions-resize-and-rotate.html|Here an example]] how rotation can be scripted with "​convert"​. [[https://​thelinuxchronicles.blogspot.com/​2012/​06/​thunar-custom-actions-resize-and-rotate.html|Here an example]] how rotation can be scripted with "​convert"​.
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 ==== Opening a terminal ==== ==== Opening a terminal ====
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 **Note:** You might need to type ''​xfce4-terminal''​ instead of just ''​terminal''​ for some distributions. **Note:** You might need to type ''​xfce4-terminal''​ instead of just ''​terminal''​ for some distributions.
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 ==== Opening a root terminal ==== ==== Opening a root terminal ====
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 **Note:** You should rewrite the command with normal straight quotes. **Note:** You should rewrite the command with normal straight quotes.
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 ==== Opening a root Thunar ==== ==== Opening a root Thunar ====
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 **Note:** Some distributions no longer include ''​gksu''​. Use ''​pkexec''​ instead. **Note:** Some distributions no longer include ''​gksu''​. Use ''​pkexec''​ instead.
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 ==== Editing as root ==== ==== Editing as root ====
     * Name: **Edit as root**     * Name: **Edit as root**
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 **Note:** You'll need to replace put-your-favourite-text-editor-here with your favourite text editor (e.g. mousepad or geany). Also, see previous note about ''​gksu''​. **Note:** You'll need to replace put-your-favourite-text-editor-here with your favourite text editor (e.g. mousepad or geany). Also, see previous note about ''​gksu''​.
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 ==== Creating a symbolic link ==== ==== Creating a symbolic link ====
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     * File pattern: *     * File pattern: *
     * Appears if selection contains: //any//     * Appears if selection contains: //any//
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 ==== Setting an image as the desktop background ==== ==== Setting an image as the desktop background ====
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     * File pattern: *     * File pattern: *
     * Appears if selection contains: Image Files     * Appears if selection contains: Image Files
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 ==== Viewing the disk usage of the current directory ==== ==== Viewing the disk usage of the current directory ====
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 **Note:** The idea is to get a visual picture of the current directory and any subdirectories. You could also use fsview or filelight, but the visuals are crisper in baobab. **Note:** The idea is to get a visual picture of the current directory and any subdirectories. You could also use fsview or filelight, but the visuals are crisper in baobab.
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 ==== Using '​nano'​ text editor in a terminal ==== ==== Using '​nano'​ text editor in a terminal ====
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 Since nano isn't a GUI app, you must start it in a terminal window. Since nano isn't a GUI app, you must start it in a terminal window.
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 ==== Comparing selected files/​directories ==== ==== Comparing selected files/​directories ====
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 **Note:** You will need the ''​meld''​ package. **Note:** You will need the ''​meld''​ package.
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 ==== Changing OpenDocument-supported formats ==== ==== Changing OpenDocument-supported formats ====
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 You can go on, try ''​man unoconv''​ for details. You can go on, try ''​man unoconv''​ for details.
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 ==== Download subtitles with periscope ==== ==== Download subtitles with periscope ====
     * Name: **Download subtitles**     * Name: **Download subtitles**
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 **Note:** You will need ''​python-periscope''​ package. Get it [[http://​code.google.com/​p/​periscope/​|here]]. You'll also need ''​zenity''​ package. This command will try to get the English subtitles, change ''​-l en''​ to something else (''​fr'',​ ''​de'',​ ''​pt-br'',​ ...). You should rewrite the command with normal straight quotes. **Note:** You will need ''​python-periscope''​ package. Get it [[http://​code.google.com/​p/​periscope/​|here]]. You'll also need ''​zenity''​ package. This command will try to get the English subtitles, change ''​-l en''​ to something else (''​fr'',​ ''​de'',​ ''​pt-br'',​ ...). You should rewrite the command with normal straight quotes.
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 ==== Rename subtitles easily ==== ==== Rename subtitles easily ====
     * Name: **Rename subtitles**     * Name: **Rename subtitles**
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 **Note:** You will need ''​subrnm''​ script. Get it [[http://​pastebin.com/​DA8jwHz3|here]]. You'll also need ''​zenity''​ package. **Note:** You will need ''​subrnm''​ script. Get it [[http://​pastebin.com/​DA8jwHz3|here]]. You'll also need ''​zenity''​ package.
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 ==== Move files into a new folder ==== ==== Move files into a new folder ====
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