Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Where's the mount?

Nautilus makes it very easy to mount file servers. When you select "Connect to Server..." and enter the mount information, the mount appears in the UI as a mounted disk.

I would like to be able to use rsync to copy files to and from the mount. The problem is that I don't know where the actual mountpoint is.

If anyone knows where Nautilus mounts servers, please let me know.


  1. Have you tried a 'mount' in the terminal after mounting to try to see?

  2. Recent linux distros like to put things in /media (like CDROM's, floppies, USB drives). I wouldn't be surprised at all if it was there. Also check /auto for automounts, which it may be considered.
    I'd second Matthew's suggestion of just running 'mount' or even 'df' or 'cat /etc/fstab' and see what they all say.

  3. If it's ssh nautilus isn't really mounting the drive, it's just a front end using scp...(at least that's what I *thought* it's doing)


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