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Papirus Folders

papirus-folders is a bash script that allows changing the color of folders in Papirus icon theme and its forks (which based on version 20171007 and newer).

Table of contents


Name Preview Name Preview
black folder-black user-black-home folder-black-download blue folder-blue user-blue-home folder-blue-download
bluegrey folder-bluegrey user-bluegrey-home folder-bluegrey-download brown folder-brown user-brown-home folder-brown-download
cyan folder-cyan user-cyan-home folder-cyan-download deeporange folder-deeporange user-deeporange-home folder-deeporange-download
green folder-green user-green-home folder-green-download grey folder-grey user-grey-home folder-grey-download
indigo folder-indigo user-indigo-home folder-indigo-download magenta folder-magenta user-magenta-home folder-magenta-download
orange folder-orange user-orange-home folder-orange-download pink folder-pink user-pink-home folder-pink-download
red folder-red user-red-home folder-red-download teal folder-teal user-teal-home folder-teal-download
violet folder-violet user-violet-home folder-violet-download white folder-white user-white-home folder-white-download
yellow folder-yellow user-yellow-home folder-yellow-download

NOTE: This project doesn't provide any folder icons. If you want to request a new folder icon or a new color of folder please open an issue here.

NOTE: If you want to change the color of folders to your own or use presets for popular themes, see Oomox theme designer.

NOTE: To change the color of an individual folder you can use Folder Color or Dolphin Folder Color.


Ubuntu and derivatives

You can install papirus-folders from our official PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:papirus/papirus
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install papirus-folders

or download .deb packages from here.

Papirus Installer

Use the script to install the latest version directly from this repo (independently on your distro):


wget -qO- | sh

To install papirus-folders on BSD systems using the following command:

wget -qO- | env PREFIX=/usr/local sh


wget -qO- | env uninstall=true sh

Third-party packages

Packages listed in this section are third-party packages. If you have a problem or a question, please contact the package maintainer.

Please note that some packages in the list may be outdated, open Repology to find out package versions.

Distro Maintainer Package
Arch Linux Piotr Górski papirus-folders-git AUR
MX Linux Steven Pusser sudo apt-get install papirus-folders
NetBSD Nia Alarie papirus-folders pkgsrc
openSUSE Alexander Ahjolinna papirus-folders OBS [link]
Void Linux Benjamín Albiñana sudo xbps-install -S papirus-folders

NOTE: If you are a maintainer and want to be in the list, please create an issue or make a pull request.

Script usage

Papirus-folders doesn't have a GUI, but it is a fully functional command-line application with TAB-completions. Below you'll see some examples of use.

Show the current color and available colors for Papirus-Dark

papirus-folders -l --theme Papirus-Dark

Change color of folders to brown for Papirus-Dark

papirus-folders -C brown --theme Papirus-Dark

Revert to default color of folders for Papirus-Dark

papirus-folders -D --theme Papirus-Dark

Restore the last used color from a config file

papirus-folders -Ru

The last command is extremely useful for restoring color after icon theme upgrade (official installers of papirus-icon-theme and some third-party packages do this automatically).

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