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NAME

       gvfs - GIO virtual file system


DESCRIPTION

       GIO provides a VFS API to GLib applications. It includes a 'local'
       implementation using POSIX. gvfs provides implementations that go
       beyond that and allow to access files and storage using many protocols,
       such as ftp, http, sftp, dav, nfs, etc. It also provides support for
       trash folders, for cd burning and for monitoring interesting devices
       and volumes on the computer.

       Applications use gvfs indirectly, by means of GIO loading the gvfs
       module that implements the GIO extension points. The gvfs support for
       volume monitoring is included in a separate loadable module.

       The actual gvfs implementation is distributed over a number of
       processes. None of these are expected to be started from the
       commandline, except for debugging purposes.

       Main processes:

       o   gvfsd - the main gvfs daemon

       o   gvfsd-fuse - mounts gvfs as a fuse filesystem

       o   gvfsd-metadata - writes gvfs metadata

       Volume monitors:

       o   gvfs-afc-volume-monitor - a volume monitor for Apple iPhone/iPod
           Touch devices

       o   gvfs-goa-volume-monitor - a volume monitor for GNOME Online
           Accounts

       o   gvfs-gphoto2-volume-monitor - a volume monitor for PTP devices

       o   gvfs-mtp-volume-monitor - a volume monitor for MTP devices

       o   gvfs-udisks2-volume-monitor - a udisks2-based volume monitor

       Mount backends:

       o   gvfsd-admin - mounts local filesystem with admin privileges

       o   gvfsd-afc - mounts iPhone/iPod touch volumes

       o   gvfsd-afp - mounts Apple Filing Protocol volumes

       o   gvfsd-afp-browse - browses Apple Filing Protocol volumes

       o   gvfsd-archive - mounts archive files in various formats

       o   gvfsd-burn - provides a location for burning CDs

       o   gvfsd-cdda - mounts audio CDs

       o   gvfsd-computer - provides computer://

       o   gvfsd-dav - mounts DAV filesystems

       o   gvfsd-dnssd - browses dnssd

       o   gvfsd-ftp - mounts over FTP

       o   gvfsd-google - mounts Google Drive shares

       o   gvfsd-gphoto2 - mounts over PTP

       o   gvfsd-http - mounts over HTTP

       o   gvfsd-localtest - a test backend

       o   gvfsd-mtp - mounts over MTP

       o   gvfsd-network - provides network://

       o   gvfsd-nfs - mounts over NFS

       o   gvfsd-recent - provides recent://

       o   gvfsd-sftp - mounts over sftp

       o   gvfsd-smb - mounts Windows Shares Filesystem volumes

       o   gvfsd-smb-browse - browses Windows Shares Filesystem volumes

       o   gvfsd-trash - provides trash://



ENVIRONMENT

       GIO_USE_VFS
           If set, specifies the GIO vfs implementation to use. Possible
           values include 'local' and 'gvfs'.

       GIO_USE_VOLUME_MONITOR
           If set, specifies the GIO volume monitor implementation to use.
           Possible values include 'unix', 'GProxyVolumeMonitorUDisks2', as
           well as other native volume monitors that are described in the key
           files in $XDG_DATA_DIRS/gvfs/remote-volume-monitors.


FILES

       $XDG_DATA_DIRS/gvfs/mounts
           This directory contains key files describing mount daemons.

       $XDG_DATA_DIRS/gvfs/remote-volume-monitors
           This directory contains key files describing remote volume
           monitors.


SEE ALSO

       GIO documentation[1], gvfsd(1), gvfsd-fuse(1), gvfsd-metadata(1)


NOTES

        1. GIO documentation
           http://developer.gnome.org/gio



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