Re: [Nautilus-list] Nautilus + smbclient

    >> So I could browse an unmounted ext2 filesystem?

    Ryan> assuming it is being shared, that's the idea, to my knowledge.
    Ryan> gnome-vfs is actually incredibly cool....I don't know why it seems
    Ryan> like several people have such a problem with it

What do you mean by "shared"?  Why does that make a difference?  Multiple
machines can mount NFS partitions onto their local filesystems with no
particular problems.

It's not that I necessarily have a problem with what Nautilus is trying to
do.  It's just that I'm looking at this from the standpoint of Unix
filesystem semantics.  The fact that I can mount SMB partitions onto the
local filesystem means (because of my Unix background and almost complete
lack of any Windows/DOS experience) that mounting it and viewing it
transparently through the filesystem is my logical first choice for dealing
with this stuff.

Being new to Gnome, I've not been exposed to gnome-vfs outside of this
particular discussion.  Is the notion of gnome-vfs that everything looks
like a URI to users?  Would I have

    file:///... for locally mounted stuff
    (http|ftp|gopher):///... for the usual web/ftp/gopher rot
    smb:///... for unmounted SMB filesystems
    cdrom:///... for unmounted CDROMs


Skip Montanaro (skip pobox com)

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