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    Question how can I patch nautilus?

    Hi! I use Ubuntu 8.04. I want to install this patch to my Nautilus file manager to have multi-column view as explained here.

    Can you tell me how can I install a patch file (like "something.diff") to the Nautilus file manager?

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    Re: how can I patch nautilus?

    I think I am in the same boat as ryu kun. If you download and unpack the proferred archive you are left with a file called:

    nautilus-compact-icon-non-core.diff

    ... but what to do next is unclear.

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    Re: how can I patch nautilus?

    I'm no expert, but I think what you are looking for is 'patch', try 'man patch'. You will likely need the source code and to figure out which source file(s) are to be patched, and on that note I'm not much help.

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    Re: how can I patch nautilus?

    I'm even less of an expert but the contents of nautilus-compact-icon-non-core.diff look like what I'd imaging source code to look like!

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    Re: how can I patch nautilus?

    It is source code, specifically, a *.diff file contains the difference between the original version of the source code and the version witht the feature you're looking for. To patch nautilus you'd have to download the source code and recompile it. Before compiling use
    Code:
    patch
    to apply the patch you have.

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