Linux Mint 17 How to Enable File Sharing Option in File Manager -

Linux Mint 17 How to Enable File Sharing Option in File Manager

I still cannot understand how this would not be enabled by default and I struggled to find the reason why with manually installing samba etc.. wondering why the option for sharing was not in the menu.

 

On Linux Mint "MATE" the package is called "caja-share" and on Cinnamon it is called "nemo-share" so edit the below command as necessary:

*Also note that the "samba" package is necessary as it is not installed by default and will not install itself automatically with caja-share.

*Note after installing the below you will need to restart your session by logging in and out or what i do is run "killall -9 caja" this is the only way as even closing all open file browser windows for Caja will not work.  Meaning that right clicking a folder will not give you the "Sharing Options"

Step 1 - Install caja-share

apt-get install caja-share samba
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree      
Reading state information... Done
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
  libsctp1
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove it.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  caja-extensions-common caja-gksu caja-open-terminal
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  caja-share
The following packages will be upgraded:
  caja-extensions-common caja-gksu caja-open-terminal
3 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 469 not upgraded.
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After this operation, 145 kB of additional disk space will be used.
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Get:1 http://packages.linuxmint.com/ rafaela/import caja-open-terminal amd64 1.10.1-1+rafaela [10.8 kB]
Get:2 http://packages.linuxmint.com/ rafaela/import caja-gksu amd64 1.10.1-1+rafaela [8,016 B]
Get:3 http://packages.linuxmint.com/ rafaela/import caja-extensions-common all 1.10.1-1+rafaela [75.1 kB]
Get:4 http://packages.linuxmint.com/ rafaela/import caja-share amd64 1.10.1-1+rafaela [19.2 kB]
Fetched 113 kB in 0s (154 kB/s)      
(Reading database ... 184362 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../caja-open-terminal_1.10.1-1+rafaela_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking caja-open-terminal (1.10.1-1+rafaela) over (1.10.0-1+rafaela) ...
Preparing to unpack .../caja-gksu_1.10.1-1+rafaela_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking caja-gksu (1.10.1-1+rafaela) over (1.10.0-1+rafaela) ...
Preparing to unpack .../caja-extensions-common_1.10.1-1+rafaela_all.deb ...
Unpacking caja-extensions-common (1.10.1-1+rafaela) over (1.10.0-1+rafaela) ...
Selecting previously unselected package caja-share.
Preparing to unpack .../caja-share_1.10.1-1+rafaela_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking caja-share (1.10.1-1+rafaela) ...
Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:i386 (2.40.2-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:amd64 (2.40.2-0ubuntu1) ...
Setting up caja-extensions-common (1.10.1-1+rafaela) ...
Setting up caja-open-terminal (1.10.1-1+rafaela) ...
Setting up caja-gksu (1.10.1-1+rafaela) ...
Setting up caja-share (1.10.1-1+rafaela) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-0ubuntu6.6) ...
 

Step 2 - Kill caja or login and logout

killall -9 caja

 

 


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