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Old 04-07-2018, 03:40 AM   #1
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? File manager with notes

In ubuntu 10.04-10.10 Gnome2_Nautilus I was used to putting notes on files and folders: right-click, to select "notes" and then to type anything from a few words to pages of info, quotes from the file etc. It was like putting a post-it note on a folder. This option was discontinued in 12.04.

Is it possible to achieve a similar result on 16.04+ in Thunar or PCManFM ? Any ideas? Is there a way to do it in Thunar or PCManFM ? Or in any other file manager ?
Caja (MATE) still supports notes. And (I am not sure) Dolphin.
Old 04-09-2018, 02:12 AM   #2
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Can anyone try this trick for Thunar ? (I just don't have Thunar right now.)
The very last suggestion - the one that got no votes at all - is the one I focused on since it seemed the most direct way and had all the gvfs elements that LewisTM talked about in earlier posts. It's for a nautilus-script but I use Xubuntu so instead I created a Thunar «User Custom Action» using it:

Name: Notes Command:

/home/morbius/MyScripts/notes-uca %fAppearance Conditions: Marked everything

In /home/morbius/MyScripts/notes-uca I placed the suggested script:

for arg do
if i=`gvfs-info "$arg" | grep -A 1000000 metadata::annotation: | sed s/\metadata::annotation:\// | grep -v metadata:: | zenity --text-info --editable --ok-label="ok" --cancel-label="cancel" --checkbox="change"`; then `gvfs-set-attribute -t string "$arg" metadata::annotation "$i"`; else exit

And made it executable:

chmod +x /home/morbius/MyScripts/notes-uca

Since it works as a Thunar custom action I suspect it will work as a nautilus-script assuming gnome still allows a nautilus-script.


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