gvfs-fuse-daemon what is it do i need it

Asked by Tonny Noergaard on 2008-09-18

New Hardy installation

when i check my available hd space with df -h command i get gvfs-fuse-daemon reporting to what is it do i need it.

 matrix@matrix:~$ df-h

bash: df-h: command not found
matrix@matrix:~$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 72G 31G 38G 45% /
varrun 379M 108K 379M 1% /var/run
varlock 379M 0 379M 0% /var/lock
udev 379M 60K 379M 1% /dev
devshm 379M 64K 379M 1% /dev/shm
lrm 379M 39M 340M 11% /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/volatile
gvfs-fuse-daemon 72G 31G 38G 45% /home/matrix/.gvfs
/dev/sdb1 466G 79G 388G 17% /media/SATA500

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Jensen Somers (jsomers) said : #1

,----[ gvfs ]
| Package: gvfs
| Description: userspace virtual filesystem - server
| gvfs is a userspace virtual filesystem where mount runs as
| a separate processes which you talk to via dbus. It also
| contains a gio module that seamlessly adds gvfs support to
| all applications using the gio API. It also supports exposing
| the gvfs mounts to non-gio applications using fuse
| This package contains the gvfs server

,----[ README ]
| gvfs is a userspace virtual filesystem designed to work with the i/o
| abstractions of gio (a library availible in glib >= 2.15.1). It
| installs several modules that are automatically used by applications
| using the APIs of libgio. There is also fuse support that allows
| applications not using gio to access the gvfs filesystems.
| The gvfs model differs from e.g. gnome-vfs in that filesystems must
| be mounted before they are used. There is a central daemon (gvfsd)
| that handles coordinting mounts, and then each mount is (typically)
| in its own daemon process (although mounts can share daemon process).
| gvfs comes with a set of backends, including trash support, sftp,
| smb, http, dav and others. More backends are planned.
| gvfs also contains modules for gio that implement hal volume monitors
| and the gnome uri-scheme handler configuration.
| There is a set of command line programs starting with "gvfs-" that
| lets you run commands (like cat, ls, stat, etc) on files in the gvfs
| mounts.

Credits go to http://linux.derkeiler.com/Newsgroups/comp.os.linux.misc/2008-05/msg00165.html

So basically, nothing to be worried about.

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