Nautilus Extension Kill Thumbs
Nautilus Scripts
Score 78%
Description:

This extension remove a Thumbs.db file when you navigate in a folder.

[size=2]Requires:[/size]
nautilus

[size=2]Install from sources:[/size]
1. Download the tarball
2. untar it!
3. open terminal inside the untar'ed folder
4. run make && sudo make install or make && su root -c"make install"
5. ????
6. profit
Last changelog:

6 years ago

version 1.2
* Memory leak fix. (Maybe not... Glib scare me!)
version 1.1
* I don't remember what I do.
version 1.0
* coded in C! oh yeah
version 0.1
* Just remove Thumbs.db

inameiname

6 years ago

I cannot seem to get it to download. It says there is no file to be found.

Any help?

Also, could somebody make a deb version of this? I have a deb version for 1.0 and it works great.

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Perberos

6 years ago

Link fixed.

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inameiname

6 years ago

Thanks for the update and the deb. Awesome.

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Kallikanzarid

7 years ago

Writing such a program in C is a bit of an overkill IMO :))

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Cooleech

7 years ago

Wouldn't a simple command "rm ./Thumbs.db" do the same job? Or this script removes them automatically? o.O

Poorly explained I must say.

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sgtGarcia

7 years ago

Oh shi..
A /b/tard here?? Making stuff??
:)

Nice, useful tool by the way.

Gotta go, there is snip

;)

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nenelinux

7 years ago

is very useful

thank you :D

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LostinSpacetime

7 years ago

But obviously with one command U only delete all thumbs.db files at a certain point in time, while this application removes the files every time (they get recreated by windows) you browse the folder.

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atilla

7 years ago

Please do not take this comment offensiva but I just wonder what is the difference between this application's job and " for i in $(find . -name thumbs.db); do rm -fr $i; done" bash command? I' m not a programmer but i can't get the difference. Pls, enlighten me.

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LostinSpacetime

7 years ago

I'm not a programmer either, but obviously with one command U only delete all thumbs.db files at a certain point in time, while this application removes the files every time (they get recreated by windows) you browse the folder.

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Perberos

7 years ago

You are right

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erosenninrho

7 years ago

Hi dude, very good idea. Is there any possibility that you make a .deb file? ...It will really simplify the installation of your script in all machines that I know XD
Thanks again, and i hope that you can get this idea in the next update!
See you around!

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Perberos

7 years ago

sure

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erosenninrho

7 years ago

thanx man! awesome!!!!

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algalord

7 years ago

I have a GPL free implementation of this in c (not as nautilus extension, but is easy to do), if you want, only ask ;)

also, the code is easy to expand to others extensions :D

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Perberos

7 years ago

wait, what?
I don't understand the [GPL Free implementation] part. @_@
btw, lets me see what is it :O

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algalord

7 years ago

sorry, that was redundant xD

My version is written in c, not c++, and use only standar and pseudo standar libraries, I offer you if you want to use it, but don't work as nautilus script because I don't know the nautilus libraries... but I think it can be changed very easy..

My program use only the extension, not the name.. so you can add in the code all extensions you want to delete

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algalord

7 years ago

here the code

http://www.box.net/shared/fl6lm6i8ma

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Perberos

7 years ago

Thanks

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Padster

7 years ago

what are those files anyway?

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Perberos

7 years ago

Sorry, I am messy.

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Padster

7 years ago

what do you mean?
what are thumbs.db files?

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Perberos

7 years ago

Thumbs.db is a parasite file created by windows, and propagated in zipped files.

Moar info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_thumbnail_cache

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Padster

7 years ago

okay, so THAT's what they are. i've always wondered. well, seems like a good idea to remove those pointless files :-)

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Jon207

7 years ago

More accurately, they are files used by Windows to store thumbnails cache, thus speeding thumbnails reloading (it's Windows' equivalent to the ~/.thumbnails folder).

And yeah, those files, along whith Desktop.ini, .directory and .DS_Store are often annoying to appear everywhere.

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6 years ago

version 1.2
* Memory leak fix. (Maybe not... Glib scare me!)
version 1.1
* I don't remember what I do.
version 1.0
* coded in C! oh yeah
version 0.1
* Just remove Thumbs.db

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updated Mar 18 2011
added Oct 30 2008
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