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#1 2015-04-22 17:05:55

From: Cologne, Germany
Registered: 2015-04-22
Posts: 3

thunar: prevent scanning (file access) in certain directories


I am new on this forum and I apologize if this question has been asked before.

We are currently evaluating XFCE as the new default window manager for our institute and already like it a lot - performance is very snappy indeed, the default look is very tasteful - congratulations!

However, we have run into a showstopper-class problem with thunar on those of our file systems that have offline files (HSM-type file system, e.g. SAM-FS): thunar scans them (presumably to find out about file types) and by accessing the contents of offline files causes the files to be retrieved from tape storage. Ideally, we would like to have a system-wide configuration telling thunar to *never* access any file content on certain file systems (or directory trees).

Is that possible?
Many thanks in advance.
Best regards,

Last edited by svollmar (2015-04-22 17:06:22)


#2 2015-04-22 19:58:26

Registered: 2014-11-27
Posts: 21

Re: thunar: prevent scanning (file access) in certain directories

No. But you can use any other file manager in Xfce if you find one that doesn't do that.


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