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[[Category:File systems]]
#REDIRECT [[File manager functionality#Mounting]]
[[Wikipedia:GVFS|GVFS]] is the virtual filesystem for the GNOME desktop, which allows mounting local and remote filesystems as a user along with trash support. It is also used by file managers like [[Thunar]].
The {{pkg|gvfs}} package needs to be installed, along with {{pkg|polkit-gnome}} for the polkit rules.
==GVFS without root password==
In file managers (e.g. Thunar), when you try to mount a drive, you might see that you need to enter the root password to continue every single time you want to mount and unmount a drive. This can be bypassed by setting a [[polkit]] rule.
In the directory {{ic|/usr/share/polkit-1/rules.d}}, create this file named {{ic|10-drives.rules}}:
polkit.addRule(function(action, subject) {
if (action.id.indexOf("org.freedesktop.udisks2.") == 0){
        return polkit.Result.YES;
Drives will now mount without any intervention from you. If you need to specify which users can perform this action or other restrictions, there is info in {{ic|man polkit}}.

Latest revision as of 11:25, 4 November 2014