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Gigolo - remote filesystem management frontend


Gigolo is a frontend to easily manage connections to remote filesystems using GIO/GVfs. It allows you to quickly connect/mount local and remote filesystems and manage bookmarks of such.

GVfs is an userspace virtual filesystem and the successor of GnomeVfs but doesn't depend on Gnome itself. It only requires a recent GLib version and a properly setup DBus system. Then it provides almost transparent access to remote resources like FTP or SFTP (SSH) connections, SMB (windows shares) or special resources like trash:, burn: or even accessing your digital photo camera.

For more information and additional help, please see the gigolo homepage.


You can start Gigolo in the following ways:

  • From the Desktop Environment menu:
  Choose in your application menu of your used Desktop Environment:
  System --> Gigolo.
  • From the command line:
  To start Gigolo from a command line, type the following and press Return::
    $ gigolo
  • To get a list of available command line options, run::
    $ gigolo --help

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The main window (icon view)
The main window (icon view)

The preference window (detailed view)
The main window (detailed view)

The bookmark edit dialog
The bookmark edit dialog

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For compiling Gigolo, you will need the GTK (>= 2.12.0) libraries and header files. You will also need its dependency libraries and header files, such as Pango, Cairo, Glib and ATK. All these files are available at http://www.gtk.org.

Furthermore you need, of course, a C compiler as well as the intltool package.

  • GTK 2.12 or newer
  • GLib 2.16 or newer
  • GVfs (in any version)
  • intltool

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Latest Release

  • gigolo 0.5.3 released (2023/09/29 13:01)


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Source Code Repository

Reporting Bugs

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