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I have some samba share mounted via Nautilus and I'd like to access the files from command line. They used to appear under $HOME/.gvfs but not any more.

Where have they gone to?

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up vote 12 down vote accepted

Since Ubuntu 12.10, gvfs mounts can be found in /run/user/<login>/gvfs.

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As Eric's answer says, it also applies to 14.04:

It is in /run/user/<uid>/gvfs instead of /run/user/<username/login>/gvfs.

Please note that:

<uid> is user id = number


<username/login> is a string, human readable user name

Where one to the other is mapped through /etc/passwd or any other nss module (e.g. ldap). The numbers is actually stored on disk while the name is just for humans :-)

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