[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#583325: thunar: copying progress is misleading because files are not synced to disk

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Thu May 27 12:33:05 UTC 2010

On 27/05/2010 14:10, John Lindgren wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-05-27 at 08:07 +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
>>> It seems that the files are merely being written to a kernel write
>>> buffer; if so, the trivial fix would be to call fsync() before closing
>>> each file that is written.  I can't think of any reason not to do this.
>> Because that would slow down everything, imho. What you really want is
>> to mount your usb keys with the sync option.
> Thunar doesn't provide such an option, as far as I know.  (I am not
> going to create an fstab entry for every removable disk I will ever
> use.)

Thunar isn't, but exo is now able to do it, iirc. Look in

But I wouldn't advise to do it as it can slow down quite a bit.


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