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Chapter 15. Virtual File Systems and Disk Management

15.1. GVFS

GVFS (GNOME Virtual File System) is an extension of the virtual file system interface provided by the libraries the GNOME Desktop is built on. GVFS provides complete virtual file system infrastructure and handles storage in the GNOME Desktop.
GVFS uses addresses for full identification based on the URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) standard, syntactically similar to URL addresses used in web browsers. These addresses in form of schema://user@server/path are the key information determining the kind of service.