gvfsd-metadata man page

gvfsd-metadata ā€” Metadata daemon for gvfs


gvfs-metadata [OPTION...]


gvfsd-metadata is a daemon acting as a write serialiser to the internal gvfs metadata storage. It is autostarted by GIO clients when they make metadata changes. Read operations are done by client-side GIO code directly, and don't require the daemon to be running.

The gvfs metadata capabilities are used by the nautilus file manager, for example.


-h, --help

Prints a short help text and exits.


Shows the version number and exits.

-r, --replace

Replace the currently running instance.

Exit Status

On success 0 is returned, a non-zero failure code otherwise.



The directory where the gvfs metadata database files are stored

See Also

gvfs(7), nautilus(1)

Referenced By


gvfs User Commands