Why nautilus is not sorting by filename?

In list mode, after clicking on the Name column, the is a file started with ‘0’ between ‘1’ & ‘2’.

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Check if the issue persists if you change the working directory to where the files are located.

Yes, same issue after changing the working directory to “2019Week16”

There are other files “sorted wrongly” as well, as compared to output of ls -1

$ ls -1
01fcce14-d03b-4182-844b-b2cc8d143558.jpg
04044258-6942-48e4-9e94-70a1c96d969e.jpg
04d7528e-bb54-4f50-a3e8-ad75da04275e.jpg
0507caa3-9f10-490b-97fa-5f1ab158a779.jpg
092bc021-2ff3-4751-9683-27bc9489a85a.jpg
0c8ef67b-6723-4362-bc2e-8fce6e8fdecf.jpg
0fa35726-e767-4197-9062-3f061f8e04b2.jpg
0ff3128d-770b-46c5-8283-d4883a366852.jpg
10f4b6c2-eab5-49e7-8092-f66fbe0389b6.jpg
124ed42a-588e-47f6-abaf-87edd857a8e5.jpg
144f3812-c235-454a-b54d-ea871813ab57.jpg
159feddb-65d7-4aa7-af62-38508e44a10e.jpg
16e4d83c-bf4a-4498-86be-1671c11c0ace.jpg
1b155183-5bc4-491f-b377-1fcaaefcf0f7.jpg
1bb14a0c-8f7b-45c5-8103-9c4fbc8de9f7.jpg
1bcba55b-57e0-48a8-9a2e-86540af327a0.jpg
216bbb06-e5a1-4af8-975d-3f489e727df1.jpg
233e892f-fc1f-410c-8e6e-e3f448c6ee73.jpg
2b7d3836-d16c-4a13-8032-cdd4a0c1be26.jpg
2b83308b-79b5-4007-add2-dcc603b29972.jpg
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Nautilus sorts them ‘numerically’, so 1something and 01something sort at the same level.

If that is the case, why the first entry is ‘0c’?

Because that’s 0?

As per the developer, this is a by design feature.

  • nautilus will extract the leading number part and sort it numberically - so leading zeros are ignore.
  • then the remianing part in ascii order.
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