Open a new window showing the current directory

$ thunar

Open the bulk rename utility
$ thunar --bulk-rename

Close all open thunar windows
$ thunar --quit


Thunar [options] [[URI]...]

Thunar [options] --bulk-rename [[URI]...]

Thunar [options] --quit


Thunar is a fast and easy to use file manager for the Xfce Desktop Environment. It has been designed from the ground up to be lighweight with special focus on usability. Its user interface is clean and intuitive, and does not include any confusing or useless options.


Thunar takes a list of URIs for folders that should be opened in new file manager windows or files that should be selected in new file manager windows. The URIs may be specified as either file: or trash: URIs, absolute paths or paths relative to the current directory from which Thunar is being invoked. If no URIs are specified, the current folder will be opened in a new file manager window.

When the --bulk-rename option is specified no file managers windows will be opened, but instead the URIs will be passed to the bulk renamer. The bulk renamer allows one to rename several files or folders at once using different renamer modules.


-?, --help

Print brief help and exit.

-V, --version

Print version information and exit.

-B, --bulk-rename

Open the URIs in a standalone window of the bulk renamer.


Do not terminate the Thunar instance when the last window is closed, but keep it running to speed up opening new windows later on. This is the default when spawning Thunar as part of the default Xfce session or when using D-Bus activation.


Use the specified X DISPLAY for the user interface.

-q, --quit

Terminate any Thunar instance running in the background (spawned using the --daemon option). This command should be used whenever Thunar is upgraded to a new version to ensure that no old instance is reused.


Thunar was written by Benedikt Meurer <>.

This manual page was written by Benedikt Meurer <>.

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