GVFS is the virtual filesystem for the GNOME desktop, which allows users easy access to remote and local data via a variety of protocols, and maintains file metadata.

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What is the difference between “Unmount”, “Eject”, “Safely Remove Drive” and the eject icon?

When I right-click the desktop icon for my USB drive or SD card I have the choice to "Eject" or "Safely Remove Drive": In the Tree side pane in Nautilus, I can either "Unmount" or "Eject": The ...
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How to access gvfs mounts from command line?

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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Why do my gvfs mounts not show up under ~/.gvfs or /run/user/<login>/gvfs?

From what I read, when mounting a network share via nautilus or gvfs-mount the mount point should be in ~/.gvfs. This seems not to be the case for me: I tried mounting both an FTP and SMB share via ...
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How to automount a gvfs file system on logon

I configured a remote folder in nautilus. I always need this remote folder, so I created a symbolic link to it in my home folder: ln -s ~/.gvfs/remote_folder ~/remote_folder. Though, when I first ...
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Desktop icon position (programmatically access and manipulate)

I'd like to programmatically access and manipulate the Desktop icon positions, their icons, etc. This is for files and directories that you keep in ~/Desktop . Where is this stuff stored?
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USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only

I am trying to use my ext4 USB drive but Ubuntu 13 is currently mounting it with write permission only for root so with my normal user I can't write to it, without sudo. The first place I checked ...
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Nautilus wants a password when I try connecting to a public Windows share

There is a computer on my network running Windows 7 Professional with a bunch of shared folders and printers available on the default WORKGROUP domain. There is no password for any of these shares and ...
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Where did ~/.gvfs go on ubuntu 12.10?

where did ~/.gvfs go on ubuntu 12.10. How can I find the locaton of the mounted through samba folders? I share a folder with a ubuntu 12.10 machine. I am trying to find the location of the mount ...
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Strange connections by gvfsd-http --spawner

For a little while now, a strange connection has been showing up on my netstat made by the command: /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfsd-http --spawner :1.1 /org/gtk/gvfs/exec_spaw/2 By the time I notice it, the ...
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Nautilus: “Cannot load supported server method list. Please check your gvfs installation”

I was trying to connect to a sftp server using Nautilus... but I could not as it showed this error:
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Can't empty trash [duplicate]

I visited a lot of forums but found no answer. I have 5 files in my trash bin and I can't delete them, at first after I clicked on the empty trash button it would freeze, now when I do that it just ...
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How do I query the gvfs metadata for a specific attribute? [closed]

A nice feature in evince is that when you close the program and later reopen the same pdf, it automatically jumps to the page you were reading. The problem I have is that I often read ebooks on ...
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Where “.gvfs” has gone in 14.04

My question is "simple". Where can I find a local mount point for the Samba shares I'm connected to. In 12.04 it was located under *home/.gvfs*. Thanks in advance for your help. Here is my smb.conf ...
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What is the difference between gvfs commands and common commands like cat, ls, cp?

I recently found the following gvfs commands : gvfs-cat (1) - Concatenate files gvfs-copy (1) - Copy files gvfs-info (1) - Show information about files gvfs-ls (1) - ...
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Copying photos from camera stalls - how to track down issue?

When I copy files from my camera (connected via USB) to the SSD in my laptop a few files get copied and then the copy stalls. I'm not sure why, any ideas or things to investigate appreciated, or bug ...
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What means this error message: lsof: WARNING: can't stat() fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon file system /home/nes/.gvfs

When i use lsof with sudo like this sudo lsof ~ lsof: WARNING: can't stat() fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon file system /home/nes/.gvfs Output information may be incomplete. However when i use it ...
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File notes tab gone in Nautilus 3.2.1

It seems that the "Notes" tab in the "File Properties" dialog is gone in Nautilus 3.2.1/Ubuntu 11.10. How can you use the notes feature now? What do you do about notes that you have already made? Is ...
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Slow gvfs Samba Performance

if I use/acces a Samba Share using Nautilus or manually using "gvfs-mount smb://SERVER-IP/Share" I get a poor Performance, only about 7 mb/s on my 100 Mbit Network. If I access the same Share on ...
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Is there a restore counterpart to gvfs-trash?

I've used gvfs-trash to move an item to trash from a command-line. Is there a way to restore such a file from the command-line? I've checked other gvfs binaries and don't see one that makes sense? ...
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jbd2 constantly writing to disk [closed]

I know there are related issues, but none of them seem to apply to my case. Below is iotop output. jbd2 is constantly above 90% usage. It's been grinding away for 2 days. It stops for a while after a ...
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Get location of “true” GVFS path from Nautilus

I mount my Samba shares through Nautilus. I know that, behind the scenes, the share is fuse-mounted and Nautilus somehow does the translation between smb:// URLs and the actual location in the file ...
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ls: cannot access .gvfs: Permission denied

Whenever I run an application in terminal as root (such as sudo gedit /etc/default/varnish) , subsequently when I open another terminal I get "ls: cannot access .gvfs: Permission denied" error at top ...
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Can't connect Google Nexus in Ubuntu 13.04

After upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04 I am having issues with connecting my Google Nexus to my Ubuntu machine. I have found this script somewhere on the Internet but it does not seem to work now : ...
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custom-symbolic icons for places in nautilus

I know it is possible to set custom-icons for folders with using gvfs-set-attribute /home/folder metadata::custom-icon-name folder-whatever but nautilus uses symbolic icons ...
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How to fix broken GVFS package?

Since I have upgraded to Oneiric I have some issues with the GVFS package. Because of the fact that nautilus is not able to handle FTP-Connections anymore, I tried to reinstall gvfs-backends as ...