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On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 01:22:12PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Jul 2009 07:12:55 -0500
> Bradley <[email protected]> wrote:
> 
> > I have my system do regular automated backups and just noticed that the 
> > backups have been failing do to a ".gvfs" directory in one of the user's 
> > home directories.  This folder can not be accessed or deleted until I 
> > drop to at least runlevel 2 but then, in the normal runlevel, when the 
> > user logs back on, the directory appears again with the same problems.  
> > There is absolutely no information about this in the help docs and am 
> > wondering how I can either keep the directory from coming back or to 
> > make it accessable?
> 
> Its gnome vfs magic. There are few ways to get rid of it other than
> running a better desktop. It breaks rsync as well horribly because its
> a misimplemented mess that doesn't provide proper behaviour. The theory
> is sound but the implementation (which is not entirely Gnome's fault
> here) misbehaves horribly.
> 
> If you are using rsync then simply excluding ".gvfs" should do the trick
> nicely.

Does rsync's '-x' option work in this case?  I don't seem to have a
mount handy to try.

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