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#1 2023-01-15 10:39:05

Chalavi
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Thunar 4.18.1 // Delete lot of files // very very slow

Hi,

I've notice that deleting a lot of files (200 or more), Thunar is very, very, very slow.

I'm running Manjaro.

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#2 2023-01-15 12:20:46

ToZ
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Re: Thunar 4.18.1 // Delete lot of files // very very slow

Hello and welcome.

Can you clarify what you mean by "slow"? How long does it take to delete the 200 files.

Also, roughly how large in size is this collection of 200 files?

And finally, can you also try from a terminal window to use gio directly to delete the files? Make sure you are in the correct directory, then issue the command:

gio remove *

Does this also experience the same slowness, or is it quicker?


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#3 2023-01-15 23:35:47

Chalavi
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Re: Thunar 4.18.1 // Delete lot of files // very very slow

Times for deleting 1,000 files under Manjaro
- Something like 35 seconds for Thunar
- 1 second for Double Commander

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#4 2023-01-16 00:24:09

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Re: Thunar 4.18.1 // Delete lot of files // very very slow

What about using GVFS/GIO instead? Or another file manager that like nautilus and/or nemo. Do the exhibit the same behaviour? All of those file mangers uses GVFS/GIO behind the scenes, if they all exhibit the same behaviour then the issue might be with the backend.

Are you direct deleting the files or sending them to trash?

Also, how large are we talking about? 1,000 files with an average size of ???


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#5 2023-01-17 09:08:56

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Re: Thunar 4.18.1 // Delete lot of files // very very slow

Hi,

I'm a single and basic user and I don't know anything about GVFS/GIO.
I was using Double Commander for years and with the new two panels function in Thunat, I was happy to change, but ...
I use Blender to generate films, image by image, and I've ofen hundreds of files, even thousands in the same directory. If the result is bad, I must delete all thoses files to the trash. In my example (1,000 files), each jpg file is 300 kb.

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#6 2023-01-17 12:16:42

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Re: Thunar 4.18.1 // Delete lot of files // very very slow

Double Commander doesn't use gvfs. I'm trying to determine if the problem lies with thunar or gvfs.

Can you try the same (or similar) delete action using the nautilus or nemo file managers? They should be in your distro's repository to install. Lets see if they have the same delay.


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#7 2023-01-18 05:32:34

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Re: Thunar 4.18.1 // Delete lot of files // very very slow

Hi,
I've tried Nemo.
Times for deleting 1,000 files under Manjaro
- 1 or 2 seconds for Nemo

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#8 2023-01-18 11:19:27

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Re: Thunar 4.18.1 // Delete lot of files // very very slow

Thanks for confirming. I think it would be best then to create a bug report against thunar.


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