UDisks2 Python Automounting

Yet another full evening spent reading forums and mailing lists trying to hack together a few lines of code. Thanks, DBus.

The following Python snippet auto mounts USB drives (I needed on an appliance with no any running evoluted desktop environment doing it).

import dbus  
from dbus.mainloop.glib import DBusGMainLoop  

bus = dbus.SystemBus()

def callback_function(path, interfaces):  
    obj = bus.get_object('org.freedesktop.UDisks2', path)
    iface = dbus.Interface(obj, 'org.freedesktop.UDisks2.Filesystem')
    path = iface.get_dbus_method('Mount', dbus_interface='org.freedesktop.UDisks2.Filesystem')([])
    print "Mounted at %s" % (path)
  except ValueError:

iface  = 'org.freedesktop.DBus.ObjectManager'  
signal = 'InterfacesAdded'  
bus.add_signal_receiver(callback_function, signal, iface)

import gobject  
loop = gobject.MainLoop()  

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