How to install Nemo File Manager in Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we will learn How to install Nemo File Manager in Ubuntu 18.04. Nemo is a Ubuntu File Manager which is known as Nautilus file manager, which is mainly developed for cinnamon desktop environments. Nemo explores/navigates your mounted file system and makes it available to us to use data (files, directories, applications etc). This is a cross-platform application launched by the Linux Mint Team in early 2012 on GNU license. Nemo file manager is available only for Linux and Unix related operating systems.

How to install Nemo File Manager in Ubuntu 18.04

How to install Nemo File Manager in Ubuntu 18.04

Follow the below steps to install Nemo File Manager in Ubuntu 18.04:

We need an official PPA repository to install before installing Nemo File Manager. The following command to install the same.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/nemo
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks:
Only use this PPA in Ubuntu. Don't use it in Linux Mint!
More info: https://launchpad.net/~webupd8team/+archive/ubuntu/nemo
Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.
Ign:1 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic InRelease
Err:2 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic Release
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Ign:3 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Err:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/aseman/desktop-apps/ubuntu bionic InRelease
403 Forbidden [IP: 91.189.95.83 80]
Hit:5 http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic InRelease

After installing the PPA repository for Nemo File Manager, go ahead and update the Ubuntu 18.04 packages and repositories using the following command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get update
Ign:1 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic InRelease
Err:2 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic Release
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Ign:3 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Err:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/aseman/desktop-apps/ubuntu bionic InRelease

Now we are ready to install the Nemo File Manager package. Then use the following command to install it.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get install nemo
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 32 newly installed, 0 to remove and 243 not upgraded.
Need to get 11.1 MB of archives.
After this operation, 58.1 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 fonts-lato all 2.0-2 [2,698 kB]
Get:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 libsigsegv2 amd64 2.12-1 [14.7 kB]
Get:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 gawk amd64 1:4.1.4+dfsg-1build1 [401 kB]
Get:4 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 cinnamon-desktop-data all 3.6.2-2 [87.2 kB]
Get:5 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 cinnamon-l10n all 3.6.4-1 [2,699 kB]

As you can see above, we have successfully installed the Nemo File Manager package. Now use the following command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -l nemo
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
+++-==============-============-============-=================================
ii nemo 3.6.5-1 amd64 File manager and graphical shell

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Now type nemo command at the shell prompt to open the application. See the following commands.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ nemo
How to install Nemo File Manager in Ubuntu 18.04

Nemo File Manager

You can open graphically with the Nemo File Manager by searching for your Ubuntu application box. See snapshots below.

How to install Nemo File Manager in Ubuntu 18.04

Nemo File Manager

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How To Uninstall Nemo File Manager in Ubuntu 18.04?

For any reasons, if you don’t like Nemo File Manager and want to uninstall the application from your system using the following command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get purge nemo
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 2 to remove and 243 not upgraded.
After this operation, 4,677 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
(Reading database ... 193121 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing nemo-fileroller (3.6.0-1) ...
Removing nemo (3.6.5-1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.3-2ubuntu0.1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
(Reading database ... 193097 files and directories currently installed.)
Purging configuration files for nemo (3.6.5-1) ...

That’s all, In this article, we have explained the How to install Nemo File Manager in Ubuntu 18.04. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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