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Python bindings for the Thunar Extension Framework


The latest version is thunarx-python 0.3.0

Installation and Usage


To install, run the following commands:

$ ./configure (or ./autogen.sh if building from git)
$ make
$ make install

If you have built thunar into a non-standard prefix, thunarx-python will be installed there, but make sure pkg-config knows where it is. You may have to update your PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable to include your thunar's pkgconfig path.

  export PKG_CONFIG_PATH="/thunar_prefix/lib/pkgconfig"


  • thunar (0.4.0 or later)
  • pygtk (2.6.0 or later)
  • pygobject (2.6.0 or later)
  • gnome-python (2.12.0 or later)


To enable debug mode, start thunar with the following command:

$ THUNARX_PYTHON_DEBUG=all /path/to/thunar

Extensions using thunarx-python