15.6. Exposing GNOME Virtual File Systems to All Other Applications
GVFSalso provides a
FUSEdaemon which exposes active GVFS mounts. This means that any application can access active
GVFSmounts using the standard POSIX APIs as though they were regular filesystems.
Filesystem in Userspace) daemon, which exposes active mounts through its mount for standard POSIX (Portable Operating System Interface) access. This daemon transparently translates incoming requests to imitate a local file system for applications.
FUSEdaemon starts automatically with the
GVFSmaster daemon and places its mount either in the
~/.gvfsfiles as a fallback. Manual browsing shows that there individual directories for each
GVFSmount. When you are opening documents from
GVFSlocations with non-native applications, a transformed path is passed as an argument. Note that native GIO applications automatically translate this path back to a native URI.