gio(1)



GIO(1)                           User Commands                          GIO(1)

NAME
       gio - GIO commandline tool

SYNOPSIS
       gio help [COMMAND]

       gio version

       gio cat LOCATION...

       gio copy [OPTION...] SOURCE... DESTINATION

       gio info [OPTION...] LOCATION...

       gio list [OPTION...] [LOCATION...]

       gio mime MIMETYPE [HANDLER]

       gio mkdir [OPTION...] LOCATION...

       gio monitor [OPTION...] [LOCATION...]

       gio mount [OPTION...] [LOCATION...]

       gio move [OPTION...] SOURCE... DESTINATION

       gio open LOCATION...

       gio rename LOCATION NAME

       gio remove [OPTION...] LOCATION...

       gio save [OPTION...] DESTINATION

       gio set [OPTION...] LOCATION ATTRIBUTE VALUE...

       gio trash [OPTION...] [LOCATION...]

       gio tree [OPTION...] [LOCATION...]

DESCRIPTION
       gio is a utility that makes many of the GIO features available from the
       commandline. In doing so, it provides commands that are similar to
       traditional utilities, but let you use GIO locations instead of local
       files: for example you can use something like
       smb://server/resource/file.txt as location.

COMMANDS
       help [COMMAND]
           Displays a short synopsis of the available commands or provides
           detailed help on a specific command.

       version
           Prints the GLib version to which gio belongs.

       cat LOCATION...
           Concatenates the given files and prints them to the standard
           output.

           The cat command works just like the traditional cat utility.

           Note: just pipe through cat if you need its formatting options like
           -n, -T or other.

       copy [OPTION...] SOURCE... DESTINATION
           Copies one or more files from SOURCE to DESTINATION. If more than
           one source is specified, the destination must be a directory.

           The copy command is similar to the traditional cp utility.

           Options
               -T, --no-target-directory
                   Don't copy into DESTINATION even if it is a directory.

               -p, --progress
                   Show progress.

               -i, --interactive
                   Prompt for confirmation before overwriting files.

               --preserve
                   Preserve all attributes of copied files.

               -b, --backup
                   Create backups of existing destination files.

               -P, --no-dereference
                   Never follow symbolic links.

       info [OPTION...] LOCATION...
           Shows information about the given locations.

           The info command is similar to the traditional ls utility.

           Options
               -w, --query-writable
                   List writable attributes.

               -f, --filesystem
                   Show information about the filesystem that the given
                   locations reside on.

               -a --attributes=ATTRIBUTES
                   The attributes to get.

                   Attributes can be specified with their GIO name, e.g.
                   standard::icon, or just by namespace, e.g. unix, or by '*',
                   which matches all attributes. Several attributes or groups
                   of attributes can be specified, separated by comma.

                   By default, all attributes are listed.

               -n, --nofollow-symlinks
                   Don't follow symbolic links.

       list [OPTION...] [LOCATION...]
           Lists the contents of the given locations. If no location is given,
           the contents of the current directory are shown.

           The list command is similar to the traditional ls utility.

           Options
               -a --attributes=ATTRIBUTES
                   The attributes to get.

                   Attributes can be specified with their GIO name, e.g.
                   standard::icon, or just by namespace, e.g. unix, or by '*',
                   which matches all attributes. Several attributes or groups
                   of attributes can be specified, separated by comma.

                   By default, all attributes are listed.

               -h, --hidden
                   Show hidden files.

               -l, --long
                   Use a long listing format.

               -n, --nofollow-symlinks
                   Don't follow symbolic links.

               -u, --print-uris
                   Print full URIs.

       mime MIMETYPE [HANDLER]
           If no handler is given, the mime command lists the registered and
           recommended applications for the mimetype. If a handler is given,
           it is set as the default handler for the mimetype.

           Handlers must be specified by their desktop file name, including
           the extension. Example: org.gnome.gedit.desktop.

       mkdir [OPTION...] LOCATION...
           Creates directories.

           The mkdir command is similar to the traditional mkdir utility.

           Options
               -p, --parent
                   Create parent directories when necessary.

       monitor [OPTION...] [LOCATION...]
           Monitors files or directories for changes, such as creation
           deletion, content and attribute changes, and mount and unmount
           operations affecting the monitored locations.

           The monitor command uses the GIO file monitoring APIs to do its
           job. GIO has different implementations for different platforms. The
           most common implementation on Linux uses inotify.

           Options
               -d, --dir=LOCATION
                   Monitor the given location as a directory. Normally, the
                   file type is used to determine whether to monitor a file or
                   directory.

               -f, --file=LOCATION
                   Monitor the given location as a file. Normally, the file
                   type is used to determine whether to monitor a file or
                   directory.

               -D, --direct=LOCATION
                   Monitor the file directly. This allows to capture changes
                   made via hardlinks.

               -s, --silent=LOCATION
                   Monitor the file directly, but don't report changes.

               -n, --no-moves
                   Report moves and renames as simple deleted/created events.

               -m, --mounts
                   Watch for mount events.

       mount [OPTION...] [LOCATION...]
           Provides commandline access to various aspects of GIOs mounting
           functionality.

           Mounting refers to the traditional concept of arranging multiple
           file systems and devices in a single tree, rooted at /. Classical
           mounting happens in the kernel and is controlle by the mount
           utility. GIO expands this concept by introducing mount daemons that
           can make file systems available to GIO applications without kernel
           involvement.

           GIO mounts can require authentication, and the mount command may
           ask for user IDs, passwords, and so on, when required.

           Options
               -m, --mountable
                   Mount as mountable.

               -d, --device=DEVICE
                   Mount volume with device file.

               -u, --unmount
                   Unmount the location.

               -e, --eject
                   Eject the location.

               -s, --unmount-scheme=SCHEME
                   Unmount all mounts with the given scheme.

               -f, --force
                   Ignore outstanding file operations when unmounting or
                   ejecting.

               -a, --anonymous
                   Use an anonymous user when authenticating.

               -l, --list
                   List all GIO mounts.

               -o, --monitor
                   Monitor mount-related events.

               -i, --detail
                   Show extra information.

       move [OPTION...] SOURCE... DESTINATION
           Moves one or more files from SOURCE to DESTINATION. If more than
           one source is specified, the destination must be a directory.

           The move command is similar to the traditional mv utility.

       open LOCATION...
           Opens files with the default application that is registered to
           handle files of this type.

           GIO obtains this information from the shared-mime-info database,
           with per-user overrides stored in
           $XDG_DATA_HOME/applications/mimeapps.list.

           The mime command can be used to change the default handler for a
           mimetype.

       rename LOCATION NAME
           Renames a file.

           The rename command is similar to the traditional rename utility.

       remove [OPTION...] LOCATION...
           Deletes each given file.

           This command removes files irreversibly. If you want a reversible
           way to remove files, see the trash command.

           Note that not all URI schemes that are supported by GIO may allow
           deletion of files.

           The remove command is similar to the traditional rm utility.

           Options
               -f, --force
                   Ignore non-existent and non-deletable files.

       save [OPTION...] DESTINATION
           Reads from standard input and saves the data to the given location.

           This is similar to just redirecting output to a file using
           traditional shell syntax, but the save command allows saving to
           location that GIO can write to.

           Options
               -b, --backup
                   Backup existing destination files.

               -c, --create
                   Only create the destination if it doesn't exist yet.

               -a, --append
                   Append to the end of the file.

               -p, --private
                   When creating, restrict access to the current user.

               -u, --unlink
                   When replacing, replace as if the destination did not
                   exist.

               -v, --print-etag
                   Print the new etag in the end.

               -e, --etag=ETAG
                   The etag of the file that is overwritten.

       set LOCATION ATTRIBUTE VALUE...
           Allows to set a file attribute on a file.

           File attributes can be specified with their GIO name, e.g
           standard::icon. Note that not all GIO file attributes are writable.
           Use the --query-writable option of the info command to list
           writable file attributes.

           If the TYPE is unset, VALUE does not have to be specified. If the
           type is stringv, multiple values can be given.

           Options
               -t, --type=TYPE
                   Specifies the type of the attribute. Supported types are
                   string, stringv, bytestring, boolean, uint32, int32,
                   uint64, int64 and unset.

                   If the type is not specified, string is assumed.

               -n, --nofollow-symlinks
                   Don't follow symbolic links.

       trash [OPTION...] [LOCATION...]
           Sends files or directories to the "Trashcan". This can be a
           different folder depending on where the file is located, and not
           all file systems support this concept. In the common case that the
           file lives inside a users home directory, the trash folder is
           $XDG_DATA_HOME/Trash.

           Note that moving files to the trash does not free up space on the
           file system until the "Trashcan" is emptied. If you are interested
           in deleting a file irreversibly, see the remove command.

           Inspecting and emptying the "Trashcan" is normally supported by
           graphical file managers such as nautilus, but you can also see the
           trash with the command: gio list trash://.

           Options
               -f, --force
                   Ignore non-existent and non-deletable files.

               --empty
                   Empty the trash.

       tree [OPTION...] [LOCATION...]
           Lists the contents of the given locations recursively, in a
           tree-like format. If no location is given, it defaults to the
           current directory.

           The tree command is similar to the traditional tree utility.

           Options
               -h, --hidden
                   Show hidden files.

               -l, --follow-symlinks
                   Follow symbolic links.

EXIT STATUS
       On success 0 is returned, a non-zero failure code otherwise.

SEE ALSO
       cat(1), cp(1), ls(1), mkdir(1), mv(1), rm(1), tree(1).

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