Fedora 21 Open Terminal From File Manager

If you use the command line a lot (like me!), then being able to switch quickly between the graphical file explorer and a terminal window in the same location is a fantastic timesaver.

On gnome this option isn’t available by default (as it is from KDE), but you can enable it by installing the nautilus-open-terminal package.

In a terminal window type:

sudo yum install nautilus-open-terminal

You may need to log out/in after doing this, although I didn’t need to on Fedora 21.

Once it has completed, if you right click in any ‘Files’ graphical window, you will see a new shortcut to ‘Open in terminal’:


Super easy and super handy too!