Using File Dialog Boxes in Linux

Now that you know something more about the Linux file system, paths, and home directories, you're ready to master the Save As file dialog box shown in Figure 5.2. Here are the major components that you see in the file dialog box and how each of them is used:

  • The Name box allows you to enter either a filename or full file path by hand for loading or saving. If you know the path to the file you want to access, just typing it into the filename entry box can sometimes be faster than navigating through the file system using the mouse. If you enter only a filename, the file is stored using that name in the current directory.

  • The Save in folder drop-down list begins by showing the current directory—the directory to and ...

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