Object Hierarchy:

GLib.Mount GLib.Mount GLib.Mount GLib.Object GLib.Object GLib.Object->GLib.Mount


[ CCode ( type_id = "g_mount_get_type ()" ) ]
public interface Mount : Object

The `GMount` interface represents user-visible mounts.

Note, when [porting from GnomeVFS](migrating-gnome-vfs.html), `GMount` is the moral equivalent of `GnomeVFSVolume`.

`GMount` is a ‘mounted’ filesystem that you can access. Mounted is in quotes because it’s not the same as a UNIX mount, it might be a GVFS mount, but you can still access the files on it if you use GIO. Might or might not be related to a volume object.

Unmounting a `GMount` instance is an asynchronous operation. For more information about asynchronous operations, see [iface@Gio.AsyncResult] and [class@Gio.Task]. To unmount a `GMount` instance, first call [method@Gio.Mount.unmount_with_operation] with (at least) the `GMount` instance and a [type@Gio.AsyncReadyCallback]. The callback will be fired when the operation has resolved (either with success or failure), and a [ iface@Gio.AsyncResult] structure will be passed to the callback. That callback should then call [method@Gio.Mount.unmount_with_operation_finish] with the `GMount` and the [iface@Gio.AsyncResult] data to see if the operation was completed successfully. If an `error` is present when [ method@Gio.Mount.unmount_with_operation_finish] is called, then it will be filled with any error information.

Example: Mounts:

public static void print_mount (Mount mount, string title) {
print ("%s:\n", title);

print (" name: %s\n", mount.get_name ());
print (" uuid: %s\n", mount.get_uuid ());
print (" can-eject: %s\n", mount.can_eject ().to_string ());
print (" can-unmount: %s\n", mount.can_unmount ().to_string ());
print (" is-shadowed: %s\n", mount.is_shadowed ().to_string ());
print (" default-location: %s\n", mount.get_default_location ().get_path ());
print (" icon: %s\n", mount.get_icon ().to_string ());
print (" root: %s\n", mount.get_root ().get_path ());

try {
string[] types = mount.guess_content_type_sync (false);
print (" guess-content-type:\n");
foreach (unowned string type in types) {
print (" %s\n", type);
} catch (Error e) {
print ("Error: %s\n", e.message);

public static int main (string[] args) {
MainLoop loop = new MainLoop ();

VolumeMonitor monitor = VolumeMonitor.get ();

// Print a list of the mounts on the system:
List<Mount> mounts = monitor.get_mounts ();
foreach (Mount mount in mounts) {
print_mount (mount, "Available");

// Emitted when a mount is added:
monitor.mount_added.connect ((mount) => {
print_mount (mount, "Mount added");

// Emitted when a mount changes:
monitor.mount_changed.connect ((mount) => {
// See GLib.Mount.changed
print_mount (mount, "Mount changed");

// Emitted when a mount is about to be removed:
monitor.mount_pre_unmount.connect ((mount) => {
// See GLib.Mount.pre_unmount
print_mount (mount, "Mount pre-unmount");

// Emitted when a mount is removed:
monitor.mount_removed.connect ((mount) => {
// See GLib.Mount.unmounted
print_mount (mount, "Mount removed");
}); ();
return 0;

valac --pkg gio-2.0 GLib.Mount.vala

Namespace: GLib
Package: gio-2.0




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