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: 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::
- To get a list of available command line options, run::
$ gigolo --help
|The main window (icon view)|
|The main window (detailed view|
|The bookmark edit dialog|
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)