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xfce:thunar:unix-filesystem [2018/09/05 22:18]
alexxcons [Gnome virtual file system]
xfce:thunar:unix-filesystem [2018/11/27 21:53] (current)
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 ?Device Files ?Device Files
 !As mentioned earlier, (most) devices are also accessed through the file system. These special device files are usually located in the ''/​dev''​ folder. For example the special file ''/​dev/​hda''​ represents the first IDE disk on a Linux system. ​ !As mentioned earlier, (most) devices are also accessed through the file system. These special device files are usually located in the ''/​dev''​ folder. For example the special file ''/​dev/​hda''​ represents the first IDE disk on a Linux system. ​
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 ===== Gnome virtual file system ​ ===== ===== Gnome virtual file system ​ =====
 +Some thunar features, like **support for trash**, **removable media** and **remote file systems** only can be used if the [[https://​wiki.gnome.org/​Projects/​gvfs|gvfs]] packages provided by your distribution are installed
  
-Some thunar features, like support for trash, removable media and remote file systems will only work if the [[https://​wiki.gnome.org/​Projects/​gvfs|gvfs]] ​packages "​gvfs-backends"​ and "​gvfs-fuse"​ are installed ( naming may vary for different distributions )+E.g. For debian ​and derivates ​the packages "​gvfs-backends"​ and "​gvfs-fuse"​ are required.
  
-===== Gnome virtual file system ​ =====+Dependent on which gvfs-backends you want to use, further packages will need to be installed.
  
-Some thunar features, like support for trash, removable media and remote file systems only can be used if the [[https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/gvfs|gvfs]] packages provided by your linux distribution.+Gvfs allows to mount new drives without the need to be root. You can e.g. use the GUI Tool [[https://goodies.xfce.org/projects/​applications/gigolo|gigolo]] to do so.
  
-E.gFor debian and derivates "gvfs-backends" and "gvfs-fuse" are required. +Best check the [[https://​wiki.gnome.org/​Projects/​gvfs/backends|gvfs-backends documentation]] for details.
-In addition to the local filesystem thunar is able to display content of remote filesystems via different remote protocols.+
  
-First make sure you installed the relevant [[https://​wiki.gnome.org/​Projects/​gvfs|gvfs]] packages provided by your linux distribution.+=== Remote File Systems ​ ===
  
-E.g. For debian and derivates "​gvfs-backends"​ and "​gvfs-fuse"​ are required.+In addition to the local filesystem thunar is able to display content of remote filesystems via different remote protocols.
  
-Here some example locations to enter into the location selector:+Here some example locations to enter into the location selector. Please check the  [[https://​wiki.gnome.org/​Projects/​gvfs|gvfs documentation]] for a complete list.
  
-**Via Secure file transfer program**+== Access via Secure file transfer program ​==
   sftp://​johndoe@myRemoteHost/​home/​johndoe   sftp://​johndoe@myRemoteHost/​home/​johndoe
  
-**Access to Windows file systems via Samba**+ 
 +== Access to Windows file systems via Samba ==
   smb://​myRemoteHost/​johndoe   smb://​myRemoteHost/​johndoe
  
-**Access to Apple file systems via Apple Filing Protocol**+== Access to Apple file systems via Apple Filing Protocol ​==
   afp://​myRemoteHost/​johndoe   afp://​myRemoteHost/​johndoe
  
 <note tip>If you want to permanently store passphrases of remote filesystem locations, you have to install the [[https://​wiki.gnome.org/​action/​show/​Projects/​GnomeKeyring?​action=show&​redirect=GnomeKeyring|GNOME Keyring]] package provided by your linux distribution.</​note>​ <note tip>If you want to permanently store passphrases of remote filesystem locations, you have to install the [[https://​wiki.gnome.org/​action/​show/​Projects/​GnomeKeyring?​action=show&​redirect=GnomeKeyring|GNOME Keyring]] package provided by your linux distribution.</​note>​