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Old 11-14-2014, 09:15 AM   #1
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RHEL 7 - Create an empty file graphically


Okay this may seem weird, it's been 1 mounth i've been using RHEL7 and it's the first time I've noticed that the Right Click -> Create Empty file is not present, only create folder is there.

I've always, and still, used the touch command to achieve that but a friend using rhel7 in graphic mode most of the time encountered this?

Any idea about that? has this feature been removed in RHEL 7?

Thanks.
 
Old 11-14-2014, 08:47 PM   #2
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i use 6 and will likely for a long time yet
but
there should be a "create new folder"
and "create new text file "

but
you might have to set the r-click menu activities
 
Old 11-17-2014, 05:29 AM   #3
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Thank you John for your reponse, I can confirm there is no create new file entry.

Could you please tell how the r-click menu can be customized in rhel7?

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Old 11-19-2014, 10:53 PM   #4
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from a VM with cent7
i still hate Gnome 3 even more now than last year with fedora 18 and 19

for gnome3
open a terminal
Code:
cd /to/the/location
touch NewText.txt
the terminal solves the problem
 
Old 11-19-2014, 11:07 PM   #5
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http://unix.stackexchange.com/questi...ght-click-menu
 
Old 11-19-2014, 11:14 PM   #6
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that stackexchange post is for cent6 with Gnome2

not cent7 with gnome3
 
Old 11-20-2014, 06:42 AM   #7
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Thank you guys, I finally found out that creating an empty folder named Templates under home ~ and touching a file named new brought back the create new file with r-click.

Source: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php..._3.6_and_above
 
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Thank you guys, I finally found out that creating an empty folder named Templates under home ~ and touching a file named new brought back the create new file with r-click.

Source: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php..._3.6_and_above
wow, what a solution,
any gnome guy who knows what the advantage of this solution with the template dir is?
 
Old 11-20-2014, 11:03 AM   #9
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What I've understood, is the fact that like its name indicates, the template folder can contain "Templates" of documents (or other files) that would be displayed in the context menu. If for example you create an empty LibreOffice Sheet file (with or without content), you'll find it in your right click menu.
 
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