Tonite it’s getting late but I wanted to post something that is useful for quickly getting to the shell from any GUI location. The package nautilus-open-terminal does just what you might guess it does. It allows you to launch a gnome-terminal from a right-click within nautilus.
You might remember I blogged about something similar long-long ago with nautilus scripts. This is based on the same idea, but now wrapped in a nice shiny deb package. From the package description:
Nautilus plugin for opening terminals in arbitrary local paths nautilus-open-terminal is a proof-of-concept Nautilus extension which allows you to open a terminal in arbitrary local folders.
To install this quick-launch to the terminal simply run:
sudo aptitude install nautilus-open-terminal
You may need to restart gnome / nautilus for the change to take effect, but afterwards you’ll have a “open terminal” button on your right-click menu anywhere within nautilus or gnome-desktop area. Enjoy.