Thunar Volume Manager (thunar-volman)
The Thunar Volume Manager is an extension for the Thunar file manager, which enables automatic management of removable drives and media. For example, if thunar-volman is installed and configured properly, and you plug in your digital camera, it will automatically launch your preferred photo application and import the new pictures from the camera into your photo collection.
The advantage of Thunar Volume Manager over other solutions (like gnome-volume-manager or ivman) is that it does not require an additional daemon to be running in the users desktop session, which means it is a very lightweight solution. In addition, the Thunar Volume Manager smoothly integrates into the Thunar file manager and the Xfce desktop.
It was designed to look and behave similar to gnome-volume-manager to get consistent removable drive and media management in Xfce and GNOME. This is to help GNOME refugees and people using both Xfce and GNOME.
Thunar supports the following standards/specifications:
thunar-volman depends on the following packages:
- Thunar 1.7.0 or above
- exo 0.10.0 or above
- glib 2.30.0 or above
- GTK+ 3.20.0 or above
- GUDev 145 or above
- libxfce4ui 4.12.0 or above
- libxfce4util 4.12.0 or above
- xfconf 4.12.0 or above
thunar-volman currently supports four different levels of debugging support, which can be setup using the configure flag `–enable-debug' (check the output of `configure –help'):
`full' Use this if you want to debug thunar-volman to locate a bug. The build will most probably be noticably slower. This is also recommended for people that want to develop thunar-volman stuff.
`yes' This is the default for SVN snapshot builds. It adds all kinds of checks to the code, and is therefore likely to run slower.
You will need at least the following software packages in order to install and use the Thunar Volume Manager:
Building and installing
If you downloaded a release tarball, you can simply run
now. The prefix must be the same prefix where Thunar is installed. You can find out the prefix using the following command:
pkg-config --variable prefix thunarx-1
Else you may need to run:
sh autogen.sh --prefix=/usr/local
instead, because the automatically generated files are not included in the repository.
If the configure script complains about missing thunarx-1 package and you are using a binary package for Thunar, be sure to install the appropriate -devel package (i.e. for Debian/Ubuntu it is libthunar-vfs-1-dev). Next, you continue with
make make install
where the install step must be done with superuser privileges.
- thunar-volman 4.18.0 released (2022/12/15 10:50)
thunar-volman 4.18.0 is now available for download from https://archive.xfce.org/src/xfce/thunar-volman/4.18/thunar-volman-4.18.0.tar.bz2 https://archive.xfce.org/src/xfce/thunar-volman/4.18/thunar-volman-4.18.0.tar.bz2?sha1 https://archive.xfce.org/src/xfce/thunar-volman/4.18/thunar-volman-4.18.0.tar.bz2?sha256 What is thunar-volman? ====================== The Thunar Volume Manager is an extension for the Thunar file manager, which enables automatic management of removable drives and media. For example, if thunar-volman is installed and configured properly, and you plug in your digital camera, it will automatically launch your preferred photo application and import the new pictures from the camera into your photo collection. Website: https://docs.xfce.org/thunar-plugins/thunar-volman Release notes for 4.18.0 ======================== This release is part of the Xfce 4.18 platform release. Here is the changelog: - build: Bump requirements for Xfce 4.18