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I can't unmount an ftp connection in my ubuntu by clicking on the unmount option in the GUI.

The only solution that works for me is restarting the machine.

Is there a command or some other trick that will help?

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You probably mean disconnect instead of unmount. What FTP client program are you using exactly? – Specur Nov 8 '10 at 13:39
@Specur: Most likely it's GNOME's Gvfs, which presents network connections as filesystems. – grawity Nov 8 '10 at 16:22
@Specur: I'm using Nautilus – Enthusiast Nov 9 '10 at 16:08

Sometimes, sftp connections can get stuck. Use

ps aux | grep sftp

to find the process ID of the ftp connection. If nothing else helps, I normally kill the process with

kill <pid>

This should only be done if unmounting as user54114 has mentioned doesn't work correctly as it's not really a clean solution. However, I'm using gigolo in Xubuntu and I sometimes have to use this method if the connection can't be closed normally anymore.

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Use 'mount' to find out where the remote directory is mounted Then unmount it using fusermount -u

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