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Questions tagged [gvfs]

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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Why do gvfs shares appear read only when accessed via CLI (command line)?

please try it out yourself: Mount a network share via "file"-"connect to server" in nemo filebrowser (this is a real pain when you try it via nautilus since gnome version 3, but that is another ...
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How to view list of files in Google Drive?

When I list directory components of /run/user/1000/gvfs/google-drive:host=gmail.com,user=address using ls, it shows 1BzrSykm6X7BBm09yZ7Qcsj_5lL1dMtrN 1p55c8zr6M617qoFU8BopppxaLh0qJTd8 ...
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How can I tell gvfs to use noperm - chmod problem on gvfs smb share

Since my update to Ubuntu 18.04 I am struggling with an issue affecting multiple applications writing files to the mounted GVFS SMB share. The error I get often relates to permission denied, or ...
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How to get Nautilus to propagate group ownership permissions when mounting with gvfs/sftp

I'm mounting a remote linux file system on Ubuntu 16.04 using Nautilus by "Connect to server" then sftp:myusername@myhost/home/myusername/scripts/myfile.ext The file has ownership myusername:groupA ...
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gvfs error - can not transfer files to mp3 player, Ubuntu-Mate 18.04

I have Ubuntu Mate 18.04 and gvfs vers. 1.36.1-0ubuntu1.1 and can not transfer files to my mp3 player. it is located as mtp in /run/user/1000/gvfs When I plug it caja will show the files in an ...
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Cannot “Connect to Server” in Nautilus

I am trying to connect to a shared drive on a remote Windows machine. When I type the IP address of the windows machine into the "Connect to Server" field, the "Connect" button is grayed out and I ...
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Changing the location nautilus mounts samba shares to

I would like to change the way nautilus mounts my shared windows folders. Currently the path to my shared folder is: /run/user/1000/gvfs/smb-share:server=some.cool.server,share=someshare/path/to/my/...
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Application Write Failures to Windows Share

I am wondering whether anyone else has run into this issue, or if I've discovered a new bug. Since upgrading from 16.04 to 18.04 several applications are unable to write to a Windows share. Nautilus ...
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How do I restore (or change) the default folder icon for special folders?

I removed Documents Pictures and Downloads from my home directory, and I linked them to directories on different disks. And now Documents and Pictures have lost their nice categorized icon of a camera ...
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How to switch to gain root privileges in Nautilus file browser by typing in the addressbar in GUI while it's being used

I saw in a reddit comment that it was possible to switch to root user in nautilus file browser by just typing in a series of forward slashes and colons. I've since forgotten the sequence and searching ...
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Errors information logged by the kernel, troubleshoot a custom-built kernel by /var/log/kern.log

I'm trying to troubleshoot a custom-built kernel by /var/log/kern.log command. In this on the logs its showing errors related to gvfsd-metadata. Is this errors cause any problems to PC? How to fix ...
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gvfsd writes too much debug output into syslog

SOS! Somewhere I turned on debug output for gvfsd (org.gtk.vfs.Daemon), and now every 15 minutes or so it trashes syslog with long debug for connected Android devices. Honestly, I tried googling to ...
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Is it possible to insert icons on folders with the “gio set” command?

On Ubuntu 16.04 I used the following command to insert icons on my folders and it worked fine: gvfs-set-attribute -t string folderIWishToInsertIcon metadata::custom-icon "file:///home/myUser/myIcon....
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Is it possible to use pam_mount with gvfs and how?

Is it possible to use gvfs with pam_mount, using user's password for the mounting command ? How would one achieve that ? Reading the documentation, it seems this might be a good start, but no way to ...
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Using systemd to mount an smb share with gvfs-mount with user's login password

Is it possible to use the password given by the user when opening it's session the same way it unlocks seahorse to mount an smb share using systemd and gvfs-mount ? How ? (With example)
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My script runs fine when I run it from the terminal but it doesn't work with cron. Why?

I'm creating a script to manage my icons and I'm using the command gvfs-set-attribute in order to do that. The script works fine when I run it with the terminal but it fails to work when I use cron. ...
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Mitigation for gvfs memory leak?

I have a workflow like this: I fire up my Win7 virtual machine, connect my smartphone, and run Samsung Smartswitch. This worked great in 14.04 LTS. In 18.04 LTS...not so much. There's a giant memory ...
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gvfs admin:// in 17.10

Ubuntu 17.10, (x11), GNOME 3.26.2, Nautilus 3.26.0. If I start Nautilus and display the address bar, and type this: admin:///usr I am asked to enter my password twice. Why does it ask me twice?...
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show free space on a gvfs mount?

How can I check the free space on a gvfs mounted partition. I want to use it on a script. mounted with gvfs-mount "ftp://192.168.178.**/Disk-01/" df does not provide usefull data: gvfsd-fuse ...
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Windows Share: gvfs mounts it correctly, mount.cifs not

I've since some days a strange problem with Ubuntu 14.04LTS trusty and a Windows Share.. It could be mounted correctly until some days ago: With gvfs my share is mounted correctly: gvfs-mount smb://[...
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How do I ensure all of my extra (internal) hard drives are mounted by default upon boot up of Ubuntu 17.10? [duplicate]

How do I ensure all of my other internal hard drives are mounted by default upon boot up of Ubuntu 17.10? Every time I start my Ubuntu 17.10 computer and log in, I have to Open "Files" - then Click "+...
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How to restart gvfs?

How to restart the whole gvfs "subsystem", when I've e.g. killed a frozen gvfs-sftp process and want to use it again? GVFS is the subsystem that takes care about mounting/unmounting drives when you ...
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16.04 keeps waking up unmounted USB drives

I don't know if anybody else has experienced this, but i did on two systems on which i installed 16.04. Essentially, if i plug a USB drive, unmount it (eject it in Nautilus), and put it to sleep (...
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Copy to USB is very slow

Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS from 32 bit machines to a USB stick or winchester, the speed is approx. starting at 25MB/s, it slows down to 100kB/s. At the end of the copying, you will stand for a long time. A ca....
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x-nautilus-desktop error message when opening Nautilus from desktop

Updated from 17.04 to 17.10. If I create a new Nautilus window from the desktop by pressing Ctrl+N, I get the following message: Sorry, could not display all the contents of "x-nautilus-desktop:///...
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How to open gvfs SMB/CIFS mount location in terminal from Caja? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS with MATE DE. I have Samba server in my network (its name is server, share is share). I open Caja 1.12.7 file-manager and put smb://server/share to Location. I have ...
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GVFS-WARNING **: can't init metadata tree /home/user/.local/share/gvfs-metadata/home: open: Permission denied

lately i've been getting this error whenver I start gedit and the error message seems to fill my terminal buffer. PS: a day before I used nautilius to get access to usr/loacl/MATLAB directory so ...
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How to limit user access to `gvfs-mount`? How to set `rw` permissions on a device mountpoint when using `gvfs-mount`?

Setup: Ubuntu 16.04.03 with Unity I/F The HAL-based /etc/fstab system for mounting devices offers superuser-only operation security and also allows setting read and write properties per mountpoint (...
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How to access Google drive using Gnome Online Accounts (GOA) in command line for Ubuntu 16.04?

Before anything, this is not (as far as I could search) a duplicate. I enabled GOA for my Google account and enabled Files, so my account showed up in Nautilus under my computer just fine. To my ...
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gvfs is not mounting my Google Pixel

I'm running Ubuntu 17.04 on a Macbook. I'm running Gnome. GVFS does not seem to be mounting my Pixel phone anymore. Per syslog, USB seems to be seeing the phone and identifying it properly, but it ...
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gvfs/fuse reset for Ubuntu 16.04

I have been running Xubuntu 16.04 on my 2 main machines quite happily for a while. For a few weeks back, I have been having some troubles when connecting to remote servers (FTP, SFTP, SMB) from the ...
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How do I get my system to recognize an external drive and automount it?

I have an external drive (regular hard drive in a portable USB sled), which is definitely being detected by my system: [17444.585104] usb 2-1: new SuperSpeed USB device number 5 using xhci_hcd [17444....
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gvfs-metadata and other metadata from veracrypt contrainer

I have a VeraCrypt container with valuable data. I do not want my system to store information on what is inside of this container including filenames and folder names. I have Ubuntu 17.04. ...
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How do I get gvfs-info to output file metadata when called from cron?

I'm having a weird problem and was hoping maybe someone out there might be able to give me some insight. Kind of at a loss. On Linux Mint using Nemo which has a tendency to crash every once in a ...
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How to tell Gigolo / GVFS to use SMBv2 for Windows shares?

On our Windows file servers SMBv1 was switched of recently due to security problems and a password policy introduced. Since then we can't mount any more the shares from Ubuntu 16.04 using Gigolo. We ...
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Cause of files titled = and 0 in every folder

I am (or was) running Ubuntu 14.04.05. I've been noticing a lot of files titled simply = that appear above the . and .. when you inspect a directory with ls -al and another empty file called simply 0 ...
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Script to keep alive FTP/SFTP sessions over gvfs

I want my FTP/SFTP sessions kept alive when I use my file browser (PCmanfm). There are some bash scripts out there to achieve this goal. #!/bin/bash # Ubuntu closes FTP connections after a few idle ...
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Unable to mount Windows shares [duplicate]

I have a few movies on a NUC in my living room and I would like to watch them in the background while I'm working here. So I made a new user on my Win 10 NUC and set everything up the way it should be,...
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Icon Position: gvfs-info lists no metadata for files on Desktop

In Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, I'm writing a Bash script to align Desktop icons with a custom grid. For this, I need to retrieve each file's icon position on the Desktop. Following suggestions here, I tried ...
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Disabling gvfs directory monitoring on specific share

I discovered that almost 75% of the errors in my syslog are WARNING **: Couldn't create directory monitor on smb://x-gnome-default-workgroup/. Error: Operation not supported by backend I don't need ...
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How to find out the credentials of a gvfs share mount

Until recently I opened a share on my local network by typing into the filebrowser (PCmanFM) smb://192.168.0.105/BEN This was easy and I did not need any password or user credentials to do it. Now ...
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gvfs metadata through ssh

I have a problem with the gvfs daemon I have a mounted gvfsd-fuse $ mount | grep gvfs gvfsd-fuse on /run/user/1000/gvfs type fuse.gvfsd-fuse (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=1000,group_id=1000) on ...
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No write access to gvfs smb shares in 16.04 (known bug — is there a workaround?)

In Ubuntu 16.04 gvfs links to smb shares do not give you write access to the files on the share. This bug is already reported. Since most programs do not give you the opportunity to browse to the smb ...
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Playing iPhone (iOS10) music in Rhythmbox on Ubuntu 14.04

I have been using Rhythmbox on Ubuntu 14.04 to play music from my iPhone for a while now. Sometimes I get the annoying "initialize your iPhone" dialog box, but I just cancel it, unmount and reconnect ...
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Not able to run script in a folder on a gvfs mounted remote folder

I have a bunch of video files in a folder on a remote drive which is mounted in Nautilus (smb/gvfs). I open the folder, drop the shell script in there, open a terminal and run it from there. It works ...
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What is /run/user/1000/gvfs/

I connected my action camera (GoPro Hero 5) to the computer running Ubuntu 16.10 LTS to download files. To my surprise, I did not see the camera's folder in /media/. Running find | grep DCIM from the ...
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Remove Owncloud login from file system / Nautilus

At some point, I've added a remote mount to a Owncloud installation. I've since reinstalled Owncloud, so the original remote has the wrong login details. Every time I login to my computer, whatever is ...
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No gvfs mounts in /run/user/

I want to access a Samba share via the normal file system (using a bash script). Afaik the way should be: Install gvfs-fuse Make user part of fuse group Reboot I can access the samba share via ...
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Unable to edit remote files using Wine program in Ubuntu 16.04 [closed]

I often edit remote text files via sftp. I like to use Notepad++ for this purpose so I use Wine. I mount sftp folders in Nautilus (Files) and open them in Notepad++ like local ones. It works ...
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gvfsd-smb-browse causes 100% CPU usage

After upgraded to 16.04, gvfsd-smb-browse always causes 100% CPU usage. This situation seems related a bug : https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1303300. But maybe not related it.How can I ...