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Open disk image files read-write

Thunar seems to open disk images read-only by default. This makes sense for ISO-images and probably a bunch of other use cases, but not for image files created to be used with LUKS for additional security1)

The workaround is to configure a custom action in Thunar containing the command

udisksctl loop-setup -f %f


man udisksctl

Disk Linux loop-device Thunar

In my case, the image file is on a encrypted home partition, but still encrypted (second) as it contains keys etc. I don't want to expose to the system all the time while my home partion is mounted.
docs/tips_n_tricks/thunar.html.txt · Last modified: 14.05.2018 18:52 CEST by peter

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