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xfce:thunar:using-removable-media [2015/10/05 22:49]
ochosi
xfce:thunar:using-removable-media [2019/08/19 09:22] (current)
kevinbowen
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 ===== Accessing Removable Media ===== ===== Accessing Removable Media =====
-Before we talk about managing removable media, we need to explain the terms //mount//, //unmount// and //eject//. The Unix file system treats all drives and media as files, albeit a special type of file. In order to be able to access the files on a particular medium, you must first mount the device. This can be accomplished through the command line with the ''​mount''​ command or through a file manager like Thunar. When a drive is mounted, it gets attached to the file system as a subdirectory;​ e.g., as ''/​media/​username/​device-name''​. The files on the medium can then be accessed just like any other files and folders in the file system. If you want to mount a drive from the command line, you must first run a command to determine its device name. Fortunately,​ this is not necessary in Thunar. As soon as a removable device is inserted or plugged in, its name will show up in the Side Pane under the //Devices// section. It can optionally be mounted and opened automatically---see the [[using-removable-drives-and-media#​managing_removable_drives_and_media|Managing Removable Drives and Media]] paragraph below for details on how to configure those options.+Before we talk about managing removable media, we need to explain the terms //mount//, //unmount// and //eject//. The Unix file system treats all drives and media as files, albeit a special type of file. In order to be able to access the files on a particular medium, you must first mount the device. This can be accomplished through the command line with the ''​mount''​ command or through a file manager like Thunar. When a drive is mounted, it gets attached to the file system as a subdirectory;​ e.g., as ''/​media/​username/​device-name''​. The files on the medium can then be accessed just like any other files and folders in the file system. If you want to mount a drive from the command line, you must first run a command to determine its device name. Fortunately,​ this is not necessary in Thunar. As soon as a removable device is inserted or plugged in, its name will show up in the Side Pane under the //Devices// section. It can optionally be mounted and opened automatically---see the [[using-removable-media#​managing_removable_drives_and_media|Managing Removable Drives and Media]] paragraph below for details on how to configure those options.
  
-You can see the current mount status of a device by looking at its icon in the Side Pane. The icons of unmounted drives are grayed ​out. See the example below for a comparison. You can also right-click on a device and the context menu will offer an option to either {gui>​Mount} or {gui>​Unmount},​ depending on the current status.+You can see the current mount status of a device by looking at its icon in the Side Pane. The icons of unmounted drives are greyed ​out. See the example below for a comparison. You can also right-click on a device and the context menu will offer an option to either {gui>​Mount} or {gui>​Unmount},​ depending on the current status.
  
-<figure "​Removable Media in Side Pane: Unmounted (Left), Mounted (Center), Right-click Menu (Right)">​ +<figure "​Removable Media in Side Pane: Unmounted (First), Mounted (Second), Right-click Menu (Third)">​ 
-{{thunar:thunar_removable-unmounted-crop.png?​nolink&​|Unmounted Media}} +{{:xfce:thunar:removable-media-in-side-pane.png?​nolink&​|Mounting Media}}
-{{thunar:thunar_removable-mounted-crop.png?​nolink&​|Mounted Media}} +
-{{thunar:thunar_removable-right-click-menu-crop.png?​nolink&​|Right-click Menu}}+
 </​figure>​ </​figure>​
  
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 <figure "​Removal Notification">​ <figure "​Removal Notification">​
-{{thunar:​thunar_removable-media-unmount.png?​nolink&​|}}+{{:xfce:thunar:​thunar_removable-media-unmount.png?​nolink&​|}}
 </​figure>​ </​figure>​
  
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 <figure "​Removable Drives and Media">​ <figure "​Removable Drives and Media">​
-{{thunar:thunar-volman_storage-tab.png?​nolink&​|}}+{{:xfce:thunar:volman-settings-storage.png?​nolink&​|}}
 </​figure>​ </​figure>​
  
 +There are two expansion characters you can use in the "​command"​ entries in all device categories.
 +| %d | device file |
 +| %m | mount point |
 ==== Storage tab ==== ==== Storage tab ====
  
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 <figure "​Auto-Run and Auto-Open Confirmation Dialogs">​ <figure "​Auto-Run and Auto-Open Confirmation Dialogs">​
-{{thunar:​thunar_auto-run-confirmation.png?​nolink&​|Auto-run Confirmation}} +{{:xfce:thunar:​thunar_auto-run-confirmation.png?​nolink&​|Auto-run Confirmation}} 
-{{thunar:​thunar_auto-open-confirmation.png?​nolink&​|Auto-open Confirmation}}+{{:xfce:thunar:​thunar_auto-open-confirmation.png?​nolink&​|Auto-open Confirmation}}
 </​figure>​ </​figure>​
  
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 <figure "Blank Disc Inserted - Confirmation Dialogs">​ <figure "Blank Disc Inserted - Confirmation Dialogs">​
-{{thunar:​thunar_blank-disc-inserted-confirmation.png?​nolink&​|Blank CD Confirmation}} +{{:xfce:thunar:​thunar_blank-disc-inserted-confirmation.png?​nolink&​|Blank CD Confirmation}} 
-{{thunar:​thunar_blank-dvd-inserted-confirmation.png?​nolink&​|Blank DVD Confirmation}}+{{:xfce:thunar:​thunar_blank-dvd-inserted-confirmation.png?​nolink&​|Blank DVD Confirmation}}
 </​figure>​ </​figure>​
  
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 <figure "​Multimedia Tab">​ <figure "​Multimedia Tab">​
-{{1.6:thunar-volman_multimedia-tab.png?​nolink&​|Multimedia Tab}}+{{:xfce:thunar:volman-settings-multimedia.png?​nolink&​|Multimedia Tab}}
 </​figure>​ </​figure>​