Mentioned in my March 2016 article in Open Source For You (OSFY) magazine
In Mate desktop, the file manager is not Nautilus but caja. And, Nautilus Actions Configuration (created by Roberto Majadas) does not work with caja. Wolfgang Ulbrich has ported Nautilus Actions for Mate/caja. It is called Caja Actions and is available at https://github.com/raveit65/caja-actions
None of the steps given online worked. It also was not complete. There is a DEB package linked on that GitHub page but it is not a DEB file. I get a .man file instead. If you prefer a DEB, then you should install checkinstall and substitute the sudo make install command with sudo checkinstall –install=no to create a DEB package. Don’t forget to change the name to “caja-actions” and set the correct version number.
sudo apt-get install checkinstall xclip xsel yelp-tools libglib2.0-dev devscripts build-essential libgtk2.0-dev libunique-dev libgtop2-dev libgtop2-7 libxml2-dev uuid-dev libcaja-extension libcaja-extension-dev docbook-utils mkdir build-caja-actions cd build-caja-actions git clone git://github.com/raveit65/caja-actions cd caja-actions/ NOCONFIGURE=1 ./autogen.sh ./configure --disable-schemas-install --with-gtk=2 --enable-mateconf=yes --disable-scrollkeeper --enable-html-manuals --with-default-io-provider=na-desktop sudo make sudo make install