[Thunar-dev] ThunarVFS, volumes and pathes

Christophe Chapuis chris.chapuis at gmail.com
Sun Feb 17 19:31:47 CET 2008

Ok, I will look more closely why it doesn't return a pointer in my
case. Perhaps just a little mistake from me.

For the trash path, you're right, once we are on the Vfs API there's
no reason to be able to translate it to a unix path... I'll deal with
the VFS for the code related to the trash, then.

Thanks !


On Feb 17, 2008 6:38 PM, Benedikt Meurer
<benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de> wrote:
> Christophe Chapuis wrote:
> > Hello !
> >
> > I'm currently trying to develop a little plugin for cairo-dock, in
> > order to have a better integration inside Xfce. It consists in
> > implementing some wrapper methods to do simple things with the VFS,
> > like listing the volumes, accessing the trash, (un)mounting, etc...
> > I've finished the first draft, and it begins to work. But I'm facing
> > some problems with some functions of ThunarVfs... So perhaps you have
> > some ideas about it.
> >
> > 1) I'm trying to use thunar_vfs_volume_manager_get_volume_by_info in
> > order to know if a given URI is mounted or not. For example, I've got
> > "file:///home/chris/Documents", which is abviously mounted because it
> > is on "/home". But.... it doesn't find the volume! I just get a NULL
> > pointer.... Why ?
> Hm, this function simply checks all currently reported volumes (from
> HAL) for a volume that contains the actual file. See
> thunar-vfs-volume-manager.c. Dunno why that should fail for you.
> > 2) I would like to get the unix path of the trash. I used
> > thunar_vfs_path_dup_string with a ThunarVfsPath associated with
> > "trash:/", but it returns "/"... How could I retrieve
> > "/home/chris/.local/share/Trash" ?
> You cannot retrieve the Unix path, because there might not even be
> something like this (well, actually currently, there needs to be one,
> but this will change in the future).
> > If you could help me, I'd be very grateful !
> > Christophe
> Benedikt
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