Running a command on selected files

Stephan Arts stephan at
Sun Dec 2 12:33:54 CET 2007

On Dec 2, 2007 12:07 PM, Przemyslaw Gawronski <pgg at> wrote:
> Hi, I'm new to xfce and this is my first post here, so hello to
> everyone.
> I'm missing one feature in xfce's file manager which I found very useful
> in ROX-Filer which I used for the last few years, that is running a
> shell command on selected files. I would very often run a simple command
> like:
> for f in $@ ; do convert -resize 25% $f small-$f ; done
> or some other, but the files were selected in the file manager hitting
> '!' key would prompt for a command to execute on the selected file/es.
> Is there something similar in xfce's file manager?

They are called 'Custom Actions', you can find them under the 'edit' menu.

> Thanks for help
> Przemek


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