Easy filesharing?

David B. Cortarello dcortarello at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 14:22:01 CEST 2011

  A couple of years back I used thunar-shares-plugin
with Thunar 0.8 to share folders with samba, I don't know if the
plugin will still work with the existing versions of thunar, but you
could take a look at it.
  You could also develop a shell script for a custom action with
gtkdialog to do this (I did this before I knew of the existence of


On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 7:11 AM, Jannis Pohlmann <jannis at xfce.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Sep 2011 16:27:33 -0600
> Kevin Fenzi <kevin at scrye.com> wrote:
>> Greetings.
>> Recently a user new to Xfce installed and started using it, but was
>> dismayed at the lack of easy ways to share their files to other
>> machines on their network.
>> There are of course a number of options here, but they were looking
>> for something like a 'share this folder' option in Thunar or the
>> like.
>> See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=735872 for some more
>> background.
>> Are there any plans to provide some more easy gui filesharing options,
>> possibly integrated in Thunar or the like?
>> Thanks for any thoughts...
> There's no such plans but this can be easily added to Thunar by means
> of a custom user action or a file sharing extension.
> I once had an "scp"-based context menu action to upload files into my
> public folder on the Xfce servers. This is pretty simple but of course
> not everyone has SSH access and a public folder on a server.
> All it needs for a proper file-sharing plugin is a web service with an
> HTTP API and a Thunar context menu plugin based on libsoup or any other
> HTTP library. This plugin could upload the file and display a dialog
> with download information (similar to how xfce4-screenshooter does it).
> To my knowledge there is no such plugin yet. There once was a dropbox
> extension though; not sure what the status of that is though.
>  - Jannis
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