Monday, April 29, 2013

get contents of network share on ubuntu

Took some time to get this one and in the end it's really really easy...

The problem: nautilus finds network share easily, lists it under the network section on the left had side bar. It also allows you to browse it with no problems.

However, regular programs (say a music library program) cannot open folders on the share because the network shares do not show up on the "open folder" dialog.

What do you do?

go to ~/.gvfs and you will find your share contents there.

Why did I not know this?