Install Caja Actions for Mate Desktop, the fork of Nautilus Actions Configuration

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

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://
cd caja-actions/
./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
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