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GVFS(7)			 Conventions and miscellaneous		       GVFS(7)

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

       o   gvfsd-metadata - writes gvfs	metadata

       Volume monitors:

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

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

       Mount backends:

       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-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

gvfs								       GVFS(7)

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