gvfs man page

gvfs — GIO virtual file system

Description

GIO provides a VFS API to GLib applications. It includes a 'local' implementation using POSIX. gvfs provides implementations that go beyond that and allow to access files and storage using many protocols, such as ftp, http, sftp, dav, nfs, etc. It also provides support for trash folders, for cd burning and for monitoring interesting devices and volumes on the computer.

Applications use gvfs indirectly, by means of GIO loading the gvfs module that implements the GIO extension points. The gvfs support for volume monitoring is included in a separate loadable module.

The actual gvfs implementation is distributed over a number of processes. None of these are expected to be started from the commandline, except for debugging purposes.

Main processes:

Volume monitors:

Mount backends:

Environment

GIO_USE_VFS

If set, specifies the GIO vfs implementation to use. Possible values include 'local' and 'gvfs'.

GIO_USE_VOLUME_MONITOR

If set, specifies the GIO volume monitor implementation to use. Possible values include 'unix', 'GProxyVolumeMonitorUDisks2', as well as other native volume monitors that are described in the key files in $XDG_DATA_DIRS/gvfs/remote-volume-monitors.

Files

$XDG_DATA_DIRS/gvfs/mounts

This directory contains key files describing mount daemons.

$XDG_DATA_DIRS/gvfs/remote-volume-monitors

This directory contains key files describing remote volume monitors.

See Also

GIO documentation[1], gvfsd(1), gvfsd-fuse(1), gvfsd-metadata(1)

Notes

1.
GIO documentation

http://developer.gnome.org/gio

Referenced By

gvfsd(1), gvfsd-fuse(1), gvfsd-metadata(1).

gvfs Conventions and miscellaneous