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How to kill and restart Nautilus

📅 2014-Jan-13 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 📚 Archive

Nautilus is the default file explorer used in Ubuntu. Sometimes, you may need to kill and restart it to see the effect of installing or removing a program.

The easiest way to kill Nautilus is:

[code lang=bash] $ nautilus -q ```

You can restart it after this. If that does not work, you may need to log out and log back in. But, this is almost never needed.

Tried with: Nautilus 3.4.2 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS