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The Thunar VCS Plugin adds Subversion and GIT actions to the context menu of thunar. This gives a SVN integration and GIT integration to Thunar.

This project was formerly known as Thunar SVN Plugin.

The current features are:

  • Most of the svn action: add, blame, checkout, cleanup, commit, copy, delete, export, import, lock, log, move, properties, relocate, resolved, revert, status, switch, unlock, update.
  • Subversion info in file properties dialog.
  • Basic git actions: add, blame, branch, clean, clone, log, move, reset, stash, status.


In the thunar file/folder view right click on a file ore folder and the context menu pops up showing the SVN and GIT sub menu. Choose the appropriate action.


These screen shots are of the Thunar git Plugin.

context menu

The Git context sub menu show for a version controlled file.

update dialog

The notification dialog is shown during and after several Git actions.

These screen shots are of the Thunar SVN Plugin.

context menu

The SVN context sub menu show for a version controlled file.

update dialog

The notification dialog is shown during and after many SVN actions, like update.


Versions 0.0.3, 0.0.2 and 0.0.1 are from the Thunar SVN Plugin

Version 0.1.90

Version 0.1.5

Version 0.1.4

Version 0.1.3

Version 0.1.2

Version 0.1.1

Version 0.1.0

Version 0.0.3

Version 0.0.2

Version 0.0.1



git clone git://git.xfce.org/thunar-plugins/thunar-vcs-plugin


  • Thunar
  • Thunarx 1.2.0 or higher
  • exo 0.6.0 or higher
  • libxfce4util 4.8.0 or higher
  • gtk 2.14.0 or higher
  • glib 2.18.0 or higher
  • gobject 2.18.0 or higher
  • libsvn 1.5 or higher (optional)
  • libapr 0.9.7 or higher (optional)
  • git application (optional)

Building and Installing

For building the Thunar VCS Plugin depends on xfce4-dev-tools version 4.8.0 or higher. For Thunar to be able to find the Thunar VCS Plugin both have to be install with the same prefix. The configure script will automaticly try find the prefix of thunar. To ensure this run the following command to build from tarball:


For source build from the git repository run the following:


Afterwards one of these commands the source is ready to be build and installed. For install root access might be necessary.

make && make install

Reporting Bugs

Bugs should be reported to the Xfce bug tracking system (product Thunar Plugins, component thunar-vcs-plugin).