caja is the default file manager for the MATE desktop environment in Linux. It is a user-friendly file manager that provides a simple and intuitive interface for managing files and directories on the Linux system.
caja is a graphical application that is launched from the desktop environment’s application menu or by typing caja at the command prompt. When you launch caja, it will open a window that displays the contents of your home directory. You can then use caja to navigate to other directories, view and edit files, copy and paste files and directories, and perform other common file management tasks.
caja includes many features and tools to help you manage your files and directories, including:
- A tree view that allows you to navigate through the directory hierarchy.
- A list view that displays the contents of the current directory.
- A preview pane that allows you to view the contents of files without opening them.
- A search tool that allows you to find files and directories by name or content.
- A terminal emulator that allows you to run command-line programs and scripts within caja.
If you encounter the below below error while running the caja command:
caja: command not found
you may try installing the below package as per your choice of distribution:
|Debian||apt-get install caja|
|Ubuntu||apt-get install caja|
|Alpine||apk add caja|
|Arch Linux||pacman -S caja|
|Kali Linux||apt-get install caja|
|Fedora||dnf install caja|
|Raspbian||apt-get install caja|
For more information on using caja, you can consult the MATE documentation or the documentation for the MATE desktop environment.
caja Command Examples
1. Open the current user home directory:
2. Open specific directories in separate windows:
# caja path/to/directory1 path/to/directory2 ...
3. Open specific directories in tabs:
# caja --tabs path/to/directory1 path/to/directory2 ...
4. Open a directory with a specific window size:
# caja --geometry=600x400 path/to/directory
5. Close all windows:
# caja --quit