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nautilus - sort by name

asked 2016-10-01 09:30:04 -0600

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How to set different style for sort by name in nautilius e.g normal I have file sort:


and I want to have:


I have many file working and when file is current or very important he has name with "_", "__", "!" ... etc.

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Your desired outcome is already the default behavior.

Aeyoun gravatar imageAeyoun ( 2016-10-03 05:07:43 -0600 )edit

No, default in nautilus is: abcd _abcd test _test

userfedory gravatar imageuserfedory ( 2016-10-03 16:10:55 -0600 )edit

@userfedory, hm. Maybe the sorting is a bit off with your current locale. Is your system set to English?

Aeyoun gravatar imageAeyoun ( 2016-10-06 04:12:23 -0600 )edit

No, I have pl_PL.UTF-8 (locale)k, but symbol ! is before in ascii and not work sort.

userfedory gravatar imageuserfedory ( 2016-10-06 04:57:49 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-10-04 08:58:07 -0600

genodeftest gravatar image

You probably need to "fix" the binary. Nautilus only supports this specific naming scheme.

The sort command line utility may help you with this issue if you don't need a GUI.

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