I am using Debian Wheezy with Xfce and Thunar. Thunar (and other similer managers) enables e.g. connecting to SSH server using SFTP address like
sftp://mysvr/ and browsing it like a local folder. I normally access my remote box via command line, but occasionally I appreciate this GUI sugar.
However, in default configuration, this has a pretty annoying downside: File systems accessed this way are automatically mounted under folder
$HOME/.gvfs, which creates quite a nightmare for tasks that involve traversing through home folder (typically dotfile searching, or analyzing disk space usage issues).
GNOME 2.2 RNs say:
GVFS also offers a FUSE mountpoint in ~/.gvfs/ so that GVFS mounts can be exposed to legacy applications using standard POSIX IO.
So I guess it's possible to turn this off (I assume by legacy they don't mean Nautilus and the likes).
However, I can't seem to find any information on how to do it. Any pointers?