gnome-vfs is a Filesystem Abstraction library. It provides an abstraction layer for the reading, writing and execution of files. It is primarily used by the Nautilus file manager and other GNOME applications.
A cause of confusion is the fact that the file system abstraction used by the Linux kernel is also called the virtual file system (VFS). This is however at a lower level.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Fix for non-writable home directory
· Fix a crash on Solaris
· Updated translations