Object Hierarchy:

Object hierarchy for Mount


public interface Mount : Object

The Mount interface represents user-visible mounts.

Note, when porting from GnomeVFS, Mount is the moral equivalent of GnomeVFSVolume.

Mount 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 Mount instance is an asynchronous operation. For more information about asynchronous operations, see AsyncResult and Task. To unmount a Mount instance, first call unmount_with_operation with (at least) the Mount instance and a TaskReadyCallback. The callback will be fired when the operation has resolved (either with success or failure), and a AsyncResult structure will be passed to the callback. That callback should then call unmount_with_operation.end with the Mount and the AsyncResult data to see if the operation was completed successfully. If an error is present when unmount_with_operation.end 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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