gvfs - GIO virtual file system


   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:

   *   gvfsd - the main gvfs daemon

   *   gvfs-fuse-daemon - mounts gvfs as a fuse filesystem

   *   gvfsd-metadata - writes gvfs metadata

   Volume monitors:

   *   gvfs-udisks2-volume-monitor - a udisks-based volume monitor

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

   Mount backends:

   *   gvfsd-afc - mounts iPhone/iPod touch volumes

   *   gvfsd-afp - mounts Apple Filing Protocol volumes

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

   *   gvfsd-archive - mounts archive files in various formats

   *   gvfsd-burn - provides a location for burning CDs

   *   gvfsd-cdda - mounts audio CDs

   *   gvfsd-computer - provides computer://

   *   gvfsd-dav - mounts DAV filesystems

   *   gvfsd-dnssd - browses dnssd

   *   gvfsd-ftp - mounts over FTP

   *   gvfsd-gphoto2 - mounts over PTP

   *   gvfsd-http - mounts over HTTP

   *   gvfsd-localtest - a test backend

   *   gvfsd-mtp - mounts over MTP

   *   gvfsd-network - provides network://

   *   gvfsd-nfs - mounts over NFS

   *   gvfsd-recent - provides recent://

   *   gvfsd-sftp - mounts over sftp

   *   gvfsd-smb - mounts Windows Shares Filesystem volumes

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

   *   gvfsd-trash - provides trash://


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

       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.


       This directory contains key files describing mount daemons.

       This directory contains key files describing remote volume


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


    1. GIO documentation


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