I don't know about "mapping" the share to a local folder but just as the classic fstab method mounts a remote share to a local folder so does gigolo.
Originally Posted by jlipoth
Gigolo is a GUI front end to gvfs-mount ( with some valuable added scripts ). As such it works the same way as Nautilus does when you "browse" to the remote share.
Let's use the following example:
I have a remote share located at Morbius2/Backup. When I browse to that share in Nautilus what is actually happening is the following command is being executed:
If I were to issue the above command in a terminal 2 things would happen:
(1) A remote mount icon will be placed on my desktop
(2) A mountpoint will be created at the following location:
If that's what you are calling a "map" then it be mapped.
/home/morbius1/.gvfs/Backup on Morbius2
Gigolo can do the browsing and the mounting. It can also be used to automatically mount the remote share at login. Best of all it can poll the local network and mount the remote share when the remote share becomes available. Handy is the remote box isn't powered on yet.