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These are the man pages for

gvfs-cat gvfs-less gvfs-monitor-dir gvfs-move gvfs-rm gvfs-trash
gvfs-copy gvfs-ls gvfs-monitor-file gvfs-open gvfs-save gvfs-tree
gvfs-info gvfs-mkdir gvfs-mount gvfs-rename gvfs-set-attribute

http://www.unix.com/man-pages.php?query=gvfs-info&apropos=0&section=1&os=opensolaris

Every year I see that there are more commands without manpage nor apropose description, nothing! Is that the path?

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You should file a bug, I think the package is gvfs-bin: ubuntu-bug gvfs-bin -- Actually, here are the bug reports: bugs.launchpad.net/debian/+source/gvfs/+bug/208596 and bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=520377 –  medigeek Sep 19 '12 at 9:49
    
Package gvfs-common in ubuntu quantal (future release in October 2012) includes the manual pages: packages.ubuntu.com/quantal/all/gvfs-common/filelist –  medigeek Sep 19 '12 at 10:10
    
Do you think that helps? Is anybody reading that? The bug was reported in 2008 –  Pili Garcia Sep 19 '12 at 10:16
    
They just need to copy+paste the man pages from other linuxes –  Pili Garcia Sep 19 '12 at 10:24
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@PiliGarcia: Ubuntu could not "copy+paste" from other linuxes because no linux had these pages. Remember Solaris is not Linux. One cannot "copy+paste" from them, just like they cannot from your beloved MacOS, because they didn't exist. They had to be created first, and they were –  MestreLion Sep 19 '12 at 11:37
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As you may have noticed, these man pages were made by Sun for for Solaris, so Ubuntu cannot simply copy them due to copyright restrictions. The solution is for upstream (in this case, Gnome) to create the man pages themselves.

And, as already pointed out in the comments, this was requested via bug reports in both Ubuntu and Debian circa 2008. There were also many bugs filed directly upstream about this issue.

I personally filed a request to Gnome in 2011, and attached the *.1.gz man pages files from Solaris as a suggestion. They were not directly used (for technical reasons), but a few months later they created and included the man pages for all gvfs commands.

The upstream git commit including the man pages is quite recent, from June/2012 (and a few more included and then polished in August/2012), thus after Ubuntu 12.04 Precise was released.

Then, both Ubuntu and Debian must wait for a new upstream version to be released after. That only happened in 2012-07-16 in gvfs 1.13.3 and 2012-08-12 in gvfs 1.13.5.

But gvfs in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal is currently at 1.13.7, so the man pages are there in gvfs-common package

See, the system works ;-)

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I see , thank you –  Pili Garcia Sep 19 '12 at 12:42
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@PiliGarcia: You're welcome! If this answers your question, please accept it. If you also find it to be a good-quality answer, please consider upvoting it. Use the controls on the left side of the answer's text. –  MestreLion Sep 19 '12 at 13:23
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