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Tags: nautilus   filemanager   tagging  
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URL: https://askubuntu.com/q/1050006
Title: Tagging files on Ubuntu
ID: /2018/06/26/Tagging-files-on-Ubuntu
Created: June 26, 2018    Edited:  June 12, 2020
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A similar question was asked previously: Selecting files from different folders

Is it possible in nautilus to select a bunch of files from a folder,
then go to a different folder and add some more files to the selection?

The accepted answer with 6 up-votes was “No, unfortunately it is not possible.”.

Refusing to be dissuaded I wrote a bash script to tackle the problem.


Bafman Begins

In response to the question I developed bafman (Born Again File Manager) which was only somewhat successful because there was little interest in the answer.

There are 13 screens in the answer, so here is one of them to give you the idea:

bafman 12

Bafman Returns

The bash code was posted in a separate answer below the first but revisions made it too large to fit within the 30K limit so the answer was deleted. If someone is interested in the bash script I’d be happy to resurrect the project and post it in github.

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