License: Freeware
Downloads: 406
Op. System: Mac PPC
Last updated: 6 Jan. 2009
File size: 3.26 MB
Publisher: Google

Editor's review MacFUSE

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A FUSE-Compliant File System Implementation Mechanism for Mac OS X MacFUSE implements a mechanism which makes it probable towards implementing an entirely functional file system in a user-space program on Mac OS X (10.4 and above). It aims at being API-compliant with the FUSE (File-system in USErspace) mechanism which originated on Linux. Hence, numerous existing FUSE file systems become readily functional on Mac OS X. The core of MacFUSE being in a dynamically loadable kernel extension. How FUSE-compliant is MacFUSE? Well, adequate in order that a lot of favourite FUSE file systems can be conveniently compiled as well as work on Mac OS X--often out of the box. Instances of file systems which work have been tested (to varying degrees) comprises ntfs-3g, sshfs (read/write NTFS), wdfs (WebDAV), ftpfs (read/write FTP), unionfs, beaglefs, cryptofs, encfs, bindfs, (yes, comprising the whole Beagle paraphernalia), as well as so on. Besides making numerous existing FUSE file systems obtainable on Mac OS X, MacFUSE opens up a entire new set of opportunities for Macintosh developers, who can currently put instinctive as well as inventive interfaces around all sorts of information. In order to see some instances of MacFUSE at work, see the video linked on the right. We, moreover have certain thrilling as well as useful file systems for you to download, for example, SpotlightFS in addition to sshfs.

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