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Title: Nautilus gives a warning when opened in the current directory from the terminal
ID: /2018/02/27/Nautilus-gives-a-warning-when-opened-in-the-current-directory-from-the-terminal
Created: February 27, 2018    Edited:  June 12, 2020
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To open Nautilus from the current directory use:

nautilus .

To open with a given file selected use:

nautilus . -s filename

If the file name has spaces enclose it in double quotes (" ).

Warning messages will appear

Nautilus, gedit and other apps are all based on Gnome Took Kit (GTK) and it is infamous for giving warning messages. 99% of the time you can ignore them. Does nautilus open ok with the current directory displayed? That is the only question. For Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS with xorg there are lots of warnings:

$ nautilus .

(nautilus:18233): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_dbus_interface_skeleton_unexport: assertion 'interface_->priv->connections != NULL' failed

(nautilus:18233): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_dbus_interface_skeleton_unexport: assertion 'interface_->priv->connections != NULL' failed

(nautilus:18233): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_icon_theme_get_for_screen: assertion 'GDK_IS_SCREEN (screen)' failed

(nautilus:18233): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid (NULL) pointer instance

(nautilus:18233): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_signal_connect_object: assertion 'G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE (instance)' failed

Once again Nautilus works fine and these annoying warning messages are simply part of the Gnome back bone history of Ubuntu and other Linux distributions.

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