How recover file lost when Thunar crashed during cut-and-paste?

Mark Ballard markjballard at
Sun Jan 31 16:48:27 CET 2016


On 30 January 2016 at 18:00, MR ZenWiz <mrzenwiz at> wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 9:26 AM, Genghis Khan <genghiskhan at> wrote:
> > This bug disturbs me, too.
> >
> > I agree that this report is not good for the reliability of
> > Thunar; and yet, I do not see any good value in bashing the
> > developers, directly or indirectly.
> >
> > I think that using the word remiss towards the developers is
> > more than enough.
> >
> > A better manner to handle this issue is to subscribe to the
> > relevant bug report, and petition the developers about this
> > concern.
> >
> I am an old-time command line enthusiast, so bear this in mind.
> When it comes to moving any kind of files, whether for backup,
> relocation or pretty much any kind of large scale movement, I rely on
> rsync rather than cp, mv, or Thunar.  It is safer and less prone to
> failure, and it leaves behind whatever files you didn't finish copying
> in hidden files with similar names for your own recovery or disposal
> later.
> Yes, it is not as convenient as mv (you have to go through and delete
> the original files if your intent was to move them), or as
> GUI-oriented as anything in Thunar, but it is like most of the
> underlying Linux we all love - rock solid and reliable beyond compare.
> It is also flexible enough to work across networks.
> The maze of rsync options can be confusing, but the simplest form
> which I regularly use is 'rsync -av --progress <src-list> <dest>.'
> This preserves date-time stamps, links, ownerships and permissions.
> The only real trick is mastering how to specify directories with or
> without the trailing separator.
> MR
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