nautilus-columns for Ubuntu

nautilus_compnautilus-columns is a powerful python script that allows viewing of music (eg. ID3 info, album, artist, bitrate, track no.) and image file metadata (eg. EXIF info, image size, date shot) and information in Nautilus list view. Last time I checked this script was not available for Ubuntu Precise as it was not working with nautilus 3.x. I have made the changes to the script to make it work with nautilus 3.x and sent the modifications to the PPA administrator. Hopefully it will be available as a deb package soon. I have uploaded the modified script here. Place it in the following directory:

and restart nautilus:

$ nautilus -q

To install nautilus-columns on Ubuntu:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install nautilus-columns

Update: Though it is very powerful, the problem with this extension is that it tends to read all the information about the audio, video, image, PDF files when a directory is opened. This makes the directory loading slow. I am not sure if nautilus has any mechanism to support on-demand loading of extensions because it seems that this happens even if the directory view is set to icon view. I made changes to the script to load only the image size and nothing else to check how it goes. Nautilus opened the directories faster. Here is the example script with only one functionality – show image dimensions in list view.

Thanks to Andrew now it is available in the PPA as well! 🙂