In 12.04, I would mount a wireless HDD (Windows share?) using the following command

gvfs-mount smb://

Then ~/.gvfs will contain the mount. In 14.04, when I do this. The command doesn't give any error message but

1) I get permission denied when I try to access ~/.gvfs and

2) it is empty.

What is the best way to do this?



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The location for gvfs mounts had changed in Ubuntu 14.04.

Example of an SSH mount:

  • 1000 is the user id of the standard user USERNAME
  • sftp is the protocol used

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