In pcmanfm and Thunar you can add bookmarks of folders to the left bar.

Are they stored somewhere in the filesystem as symlinks?

I´d like to use the bookmarks from other applications (terminal etc.), too.


Here is some new information for Thunar, it recently (probably 2015-02) changed:

  • previous location: ~/.gtk-bookmarks
  • current location: ~/.config/gtk-3.0/bookmarks

No, (at least in pcmanfm) they are not stored as symlinks; they are stored in .gtk-bookmarks, a plain text file, like so:

file:///home/jason/Music Music
file:///home/jason/Videos Videos
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    I have both PCManFM and Thunar installed. The first because my OS is Lubuntu 12.10. Thunar was installed recently. As you pointed out .gtk-bookmarks stores the information bookmarked by PCManFM and it is read and used by Thunar as well.
    – user15760
    Apr 17 '13 at 1:49

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