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GNOME Virtual file system (GVFS) is a userspace virtual filesystem designed to work with the I/O abstraction of GIO.

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How to find out with which user gvfs has connected to smb share

I can connect to network drives with the following command: ( echo myusername; echo MYDOMAIN; echo password123 ) | gio mount smb://127.0.0.1/Sharename And I can get some file attributes of the mount ...
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What is the admin:// prefix and how to make it work?

Looking for an alternative to gksudo in Debian, I stumbled upon this article, which suggests to use the admin:// prefix in order to access files as root. E.g. instead of gksu gedit /etc/default/apport ...
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Unmount gvfs fileserver which does not show up in 'gvfs-mount -l'

I am working on a remote server that runs CentOS 7.4.1708. On this server, I managed to mount a fileserver, which is in the same network, with the following commands that I found somewhere on the ...
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Managing network storage from terminal

Sorry for the question that is too general, but I would like to switch to using the terminal instead of GUI programs as much as possible and I cannot formulate my question more precisely. In the ...
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GVFS not supporting schemes other than file:///

This is what I believe to be the root of a much larger problem with my install of GVFS. I'm running XFCE4 on Linux Mint 20.04, and from day 1 have not been able to use GVFS functions in any file ...
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gvfs works in Krusader, with an Android phone, but "can't write into ..." when trying to copy a file into it

I use Krusader to access my Android phone and copy files to it. The path is this /run/user/1000/gvfs/mtp:host=<my_phone123>/ Firstly, it won't display the content of that path, even though it's ...
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How to start GnuPG SSH Agent for gvfs?

I use Gnome 3.36.3 (Ubuntu 20.04.1) with GnuPG 2.2.19 as SSH agent. I tell OpenSSH where to find the GnuPG SSH agent socket in my ~/.profile file: export SSH_AUTH_SOCK=$(gpgconf --list-dirs agent-ssh-...
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Shutdown is slow, always waiting 2 minutes for gvfsd-fuse to terminate

My desktop is using OpenSuse 15.1 with latest updates, systemd 234-lp151.26.16.1, gvfs 1.34.2.1-lp151.6.3.1. Since a while (I cannot remember exactly when it started) a system shutdown takes at least ...
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Blender fails to launch - Floating Point Exception (Core Dumped)

I am new to Linux so excuse my noob. I haven't been able to find an answer for this anywhere nor have I even found anyone with a similar problem and no one on discord has an answer either.. I am ...
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Removable volume not appearing in file managers

Neither Nautilus, Caja or Thunar show my removable storage device in the list of devices. I can mount it manually using udisksctl: $ udisksctl mount --block-device /dev/sdd1 Mounted /dev/sdd1 at /...
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Why does the update command display the same ppa?

I was installing the Atom text editor on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Bionic Beaver using the command:- sudo apt-get install atom I stopped the installation process and now whenever I run the command:- sudo ...
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Problem accessing the trash

When trying to open the trash bin in mate , it pop up a window: This means Error: Message recipient disconnected from message bus without replying Please select another viewer and try again the ...
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How to find all log files recursively while leaving out one specific access denied path?

I'm using Linux Mint 18.3 and I have a school task to find all log files in one linux machine without any error messages. I need to put together a command and explain it throughly. I think I have ...
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How do I query individual thumbnail-namespace attributes with the gio command?

The gio shell command replaces the gvfs- suite for working with local and remote files on Gnome systems, using Gio over the Gvfs backend. For the most part it's quite effective, but I'm having a lot ...
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How to get the trash and x-gvfs-show partitions on Thunar via AwesomeVM?

TL;DR: custom partitions and trash is not showing on Thunar via AwesomeVM. XFCE: Awesome: My fstab is: # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique ...
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pcmanfm doesn't send files to trash on external drive

I have a HDD which I mount on /mnt/sda1 at startup (in /etc/fstab) Whenever I want to send a file to the trash in pcmanfm, I get the following message : Some files cannot be moved to trash can ...
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Gnome can't mount remote samba share without asking for a domain

On the standard Fedora 25 Gnome desktop, I have a remote samba share to which I can connect on the command line using: mount -t cifs -o username=myuser -o password=mypass //path/to/shared/ /local/dir/...
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Make read-only directory accessible to other users

I have mounted a read-only share via gvfs-mount to /run/user/60373/gvfs/smb-share. I would like to make other users read this share. The problem is that I can't set the permissions recursively as I ...
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gvfs-mount won't mount a ssh host specified in config

I am struggling with configuring gvfs-mount to work with a host that is being connected to through a proxy. My config looks like this: Host proxyhost User [username] HostName [domain] Port [non-...
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Mount a Thunar/Nautilus/Nemo gvfs bookmark using command line

I have some bookmark that use smb/sftp through gvfs, how to mount them using command line? when I click them (mount using mouse click), it shows on /run/media/myuser/BookmarkName So, is there any ...
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How to inspect hidden GIO/GVFS data?

I wish to inspect and edit the binary files in ~/.local/share/gvfs-metadata/. I would like to know what hidden information these binary files contain because they seem to divert my GTK applications (...
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Why does gvfs with systemd dbus timeout?

I'm running systemd-231 on Arch Linux. When I log in, systemd starts a dbus, but it seems there is some problem with gvfs interacting with that dbus. If I start a dbus in a terminal the new dbus ...
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FTP Sync via GVFS

I need to edit PHP files on an FTP server and since my local editor is unreliable when saving to a GVFS mount, I let rsync do the synchronization: #!/bin/bash webroot=/run/user/1002/gvfs/ftp\:host\=...
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run gvfs-mount as user in a script owned by root for networkmanager dispatcher

I'm trying to create a script to auto mount using gvfs-mount for NetworkManager dispatcher. The dispatcher requires the script to be owned by root. Running gvfs-mount smb://path/ works in terminal as ...
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gvfs and permissions on a remote external usb drive

I have transmission and deluge (trying to see if it's a problem with the app) and I'm having the same problem with both of them. When torrenting. I get an error " Operation not supported (/run/user/...
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How do I force gvfs-unmount a dead SSH mount on Linux Mint 16 (Petra)?

I have mounted a SSH "share" using Thunar and the remote machine has been powered off before I thought of unmounting it. Now Thunar freezes for a while (like 20-30 seconds) whenever I hit the "eject" ...
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Mount FTP using GVFS at the command-line

I am on Debian Jessie without desktop environment. I try to mount an FTP by command line using gvfs-mount. I gathered information on the web and I understood that gvfs comunicates with dbus. So my ...
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du access failures

I ran du on a particular machine and two instances of failure: Since I ran as superuser I do understand how I can get denied. Second problem was with the proc tree: I kind of get the gist of why ...
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Can only access gvfs-mount in nautilus [closed]

I am trying to mount a Windows network drive using gvfs-mount, gvfs-mount smb://<server_name>/<share_name>/<folder_name> The folder seems to be mounted correctly, as I can browse ...
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Mount CIFS shares as non-root on RHEL7 w/o desktop

We have a Windows (AD) domain which a RHEL/CentOS 7 server has joined (SSSD / realmd). The users log into the server via SSH with their AD credentials. Now the users should be able to mount some of ...
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Mounting a shared drive on CentOS

I am trying to mount a shared drive on my CentOS PC. However, when I run gvfs-mount smb://the.server.address/path_on_server I get the error Error mounting location: Failed to mount Windows share: No ...
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Mount google drive on command line using gvfs-google

Recently, Arch linux ships gvfs-google package in order to mount Google Drive using Gnome Online Accounts (gvfs-goa). However, since I am using Cinnamon desktop rather than Gnome, it seems that this ...
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List mimetypes that default to a given .desktop file

I can list the mimetypes potentially handled by a .desktop file doing something like this: $ grep 'MimeType' /usr/share/applications/eog.desktop | tr ';' '\n' MimeType=image/bmp image/gif image/jpeg ...
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one nautilus device went missing, why? and how to fix?

nautilus devices are provided by /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-udisks2-volume-monitor, I've already restarted it but one device is still missing. I also tried strace on it, but it only outputs info about mounted ...
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Unable to perform file operations on a MTP device mounted via GVFS: "Operation not supported"

I am running Linux Mint 17.1 64-bit (based on Ubuntu 14.04). Ever since upgrading from Linux Mint 14/Ubuntu 12.10, the Python script I use to sync music to my Walkman has stopped working. Previously, ...
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Mounting LUKS from the command line

When in nautilus or caja I click on the icon of an encrypted disk and enter my password, the underlying block device gets mapped to /dev/mapper/luks-$UUID and it gets mounted at/media/$USER/$DISK, no ...
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Backend currently unmounting

When I try unmounting a network share, I get the message "Backend Currently Unmounting." $ gvfs-mount -u .gvfs/SFTP\ for\ root\ on\ 2.2.2.2 Error unmounting mount: Backend currently unmounting Is ...
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USB-HDD connected to router "disconnects" automatically

I have a USB-HDD, formatted as ext3 connected to my router, so I can use it as a home-network storage. It works quite well, however, when sending a lot of files to the harddrive (I tried to do a ...
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Samba gvfs mount and symbolic link seems not to work

I have a server with samba shares and 2 HDs mounted that I use for backup. I have some symbolic links that work well between these 2 hard drives. When I mount the drives with gvfs (samba) I can't use ...
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Where is my tablet's memory card mounted on laptop?

I connected my Asus fonepad7 tablet to my laptop via usb. My laptop automatically detects it & opens. But I'm unable to find where the memory card of my tablet mounted on laptop. Just see below, ...
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gvfs-mount auto password

I would like to make shortcuts for gvfs mounts (I prefer to mount from the shell). For this, it is quite necessary/convenient not to have to enter the password for the ftp:// and sftp:// connections . ...
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Opening a samba share in emacs

I am using emacs-snapshot, and I added an application shortcut to my .local/share/applications/emacs-snapshot.desktop : [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Emacs Snapshot (GTK) GenericName=Emacs Comment=...
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How can I access networked filesystems that I've mounted in Nautilus?

I've mounted a networked filesystem in GNOME by clicking on the icon in the left of Nautilus. However, when I use the terminal, I can't figure out how to access that filesystem. Is it possible?
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How to copy files *to* a camera?

I'd like to copy a firmware update file to my Canon 7D camera, connected via USB. After it was auto-mounted by thunar + thunar-volman + gvfs-gphoto2 I tried the following: $ cp eos7d-v205-win/...
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Can only browse files mounted via gvfs, not open them

I have a new Arch Linux installation using awesome wm and no desktop environment. If I put smb://server/share as a URI on pcmanfm, the mount succeeds after prompting me for my credentials, and I can ...
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Where does Kali Linux mount smb shares

In Ubuntu I've noticed that smb shares are stored in /home/{user}/.gvfs directory. But In Kali there is nothing in this folder. So where is the SMB share folder in Kali. I've searched possible places ...
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How to make gvfs mount fat/vfat drives with 8.3 names set to lowercase on automatic mount?

Use case: when USB flash or SD card is plugged in, the filesystem is mounted. It is mounted by gvfsd. But if the filesystem contains files in legacy 8.3 format (like digital cameras often save file ...
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Parse a dragged path from a remote machine

I am writing an application that needs to be able to parse a path that is dragged from a remote server onto the command line. However, when I drag a path from a remote machine to the terminal I get ...
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Why cannot find read /run/user/1000/gvfs even though it is running as root?

Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong, what this is, or how to fix it? I'm running Fedora 18 and getting the error shown [root@servername /]# find . -name ngirc find: `./run/user/1000/gvfs': ...
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Disable mounting to `$HOME/.gvfs`

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 ...
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