Nautilus acts as a front-end... (was: Re: Limit size of .thumbnails folder)

Tshepang Lekhonkhobe tshepang at
Sun Jan 22 08:01:56 UTC 2006

On 12/12/05, Sasha Tsykin <psychosushi at> wrote:
> The easiest way to limit the size of any folder is to put it in it's own
> partition. Barring that, I don' think there is an option to do so in
> nautilus because nautilus does not control movement to the folder from
> the terminal, it acts just as a graphical front end for such commands as
> "mv" and "cp" and does not is fact have functionality independent of theirs.

Can you really confirm this 'nautilus' thing of using stuff like 'mv' and 'cp'.
That used to be my assumption once, but on checking out the output of
'lsof', 'cp' ain't there at all. In fact, nautilus seems to do the
copying itself. I saw it all using 'lsof'.


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