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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).