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1. Finding Samba shares mounted by Nautilus
Published Blog entry by Raul Suarez
[ http://kwlug.org/node/725 ]

Every now and then I have the need to access a folder shared in a
remote
computer at home. I normally mount it by hand in the command line using
the standard commands:
mount -t cifs -o <username>,<password> //<serveraddress>/<sharename>
<mountpoint>
or
smbmount //<serveraddress>/<sharename> <mountpoint>
but this time I wanted to mount it using Nautilus so I entered the URI
in the location bar
smb://<serveraddress>
and selected "Mount Volume" from the right-click menu of the share I
wanted to access.
It mounted properly but when I wanted to access it from another program
I couldn't figure out where the mount was. After some searching I found
that Nautilus mounts the Ssamba shares under
~/.gvfs
I have no clue why the Gnome/Nautilus designers decided to hide the
mount point when the most obvious reason to mount a share is ti ACCESS
it.
To avoid this confusion in the future (I have an awful memory) I
decided to create a symlink in my home folder to .gvfs.
Now when I want to mount a remote folder I can find the mount point
very easily.
Do you know what was the reason to hide it in the first place?


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