Anyone know how to write one of these?

oleksandr korneta mai11ist at
Tue Oct 18 02:51:24 UTC 2005

on 10/17/2005 12:44 PM Ian MacGregor wrote:
> I use gnome 2.10 on FC4 and would like to be able to do the following:
> open nautilus, right-click on a file and choose the "Send To" menu item 
> - this menu item is what I want to create or install. After choosing 
> this menu item, nautilus gives me a small dialog that allows me to 
> choose a directory to send that file to. I choose the directory, click 
> "OK" and nautilus sends the file to the chosen directory for me.
> If I could learn how to do this, I'd be willing to write lots of 
> plugins/scripts/extensions and host them on my website so others can 
> benefit.
> Now, my question is, how do I do all of that in gnome 2.10? Is it 
> possible to write a script or nautilus extension to get all of that 
> done? If so, how would a non-programmer, like myself, write such a 
> script or extension and where would I put it when done? Is there an app 
> that does all of this?
> I have installed nautilus-sendto from Extras but there is no 
> documentation for it at all - either in the rpm nor anywhere on the web 
> - which makes this nautilus-sendto app totally useless, since there is 
> no way to learn how to write new plugins for it. Nautilus-sendto comes 
> with one plugin, but it is in C or C++ I think - may as well have been 
> in greek since I know nothing about source code. It really makes me 
> angry when people package an app that has absolutely no documentation 
> for it and nothing available on the internet.
> Anyway, anyone have any idea about how to write such a plugin or 
> extension for nautilus?
why you just don't contact the author of nautilus-sendto, (
( If he wrote one plugin he must
know how to do that.

you probably may also ask nautilus guys

this page also might be useful...

Oleksandr Korneta

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