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I am new to Ubuntu(and Linux for that matter) and I am trying to access files using the terminal. The network folder is on my Desktop, but when I go to the Desktop folder via the terminal, the network folder is not there.

How do I access files on a network folder via the terminal?

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Network locations mounted under GNOME via the GUI are mounted under ~/.gvfs.

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Is this still true? I can't confirm this is working on Ubuntu Maverick. I have 2 network folders (1 smb, 1 ftp) mounted via nautilus and they do not appear in ~/.gvfs. –  kynan Sep 13 '11 at 8:41
this is true for me under Ubuntu 12.04 Precise –  Rian Sanderson Aug 17 '12 at 21:57

For Ubuntu 14.04, Ignacio's answer doesn't work. In fact is at other location, as told here.

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Use smbmount. It mounts a network location to a directory.

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Just open required network location in Nautilus, and its address is shown in the Nautilus Location box.

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The address displayed by nautilus is usually something like "smb://server/share" which doesn't work on the command line –  Brian May 4 '10 at 17:54
Unless we're talking about an argument to gvfs-mount. But we're not. –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams May 4 '10 at 17:58

A good way to go is to use find command and search for files on the network location. Found it under: /home/user/.gvfs.

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