I am working on a program that mounts a windows shared network drive using quickly. So I sat up my GUI and everything.. But I don't know any python commands that mount a network place.. Usually when I use the Linux script I use this command

gvfs-mount smb://"Extended (D)"

but of course this won't work with python.. So can anyone help me or give me the command to try to mount a specific network place?

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    why not just import os; os.system("gvfs-mount smb://\"Extended (D)\"");? Nov 24 '12 at 20:10
  • @Ysangkok thank you so much!! It worked.. Now I only need to finalize it and I will be done Nov 24 '12 at 20:52
  • No no no no! Not again with the os.system "solutions"! We have GIO for a reason: developer.gnome.org/gio/stable
    – Timo
    Nov 25 '12 at 11:50

You should have a look at GIO which will do the trick. Especially the GMountOperation and GVolume.

There's a working answer on SO which handles your issue.

  • Yeah I will try various commands and functions to make it mountable .. Although I am thinking of expanding it to accept a user Input for example and when the user hit the mount button.. It will mount the drive.. Any idea if I can do this? Nov 25 '12 at 20:45
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    Just use a Gtk.Entry and its get_text() method to get the user input.
    – Timo
    Nov 25 '12 at 20:58

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