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Mount compressed tar file and update it

How do I mount a .tar.gz file, update it (add new files, edit files), and then unmount it such that changes are reflected in the original compressed file? I'm open to other compression formats if no ...
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1answer
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What is the encryption function in Encfs?

I'm a newbie at Encfs. After I read a paper about Encfs, I figured out there is a Encryption layer in Encfs. So I tried to find exact encryption function. but I couldn't find that because there are ...
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Virtual write-only file system for storing files in archive

I have an embarrassingly parallel process that creates a huge amount of nearly (but not completely) identical files. Is there a way to archive the files "on the fly", so that the data does not consume ...
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2answers
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Once you mount a file system, how do you read and write the files?

I understand that a file system can be visualized as a "tree" of files and directories. I also understand that "mounting" a file system means to placing or rooting that tree within an existing ...
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1answer
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Protected Execution Environment

I've been recently investigating for the best way to implement a Protected/Secured Execution Environment that would allow me to "upload" some code into that environment and block any kind of output ...
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1answer
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Virtual file made out of smaller ones (for mac-like sparse bundle solution)

I'd like to recreate a feature of Mac OS X called sparse bundles (disk images made out of smaller files, making them easy to backup after a small change). For that I'm looking for a way to ...
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On the Fly Compression for a Directory

I have a directory that is always going to be storing text files that are rarely (think weekly) used. Naturally this is a great place to use compression. However, rather than having to use tar ever ...
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How can I mount partitons in a full disk image (i.e. image with partition table) with fuse?

It's a bit indirect, but it's possible mount a partition with a disk image using mount or losetup's "offset" parameter. I'm looking to be able to use fuse to do the same thing in user space Use ...
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2answers
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How to understand the filesystem concepts used by encfs?

I do not hold a deep understanding of computer science concepts but would like to learn more about how the utility encfs works. I have a few question regarding the concept of filesystem in regards to ...
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Can't mount remote file system with sshfs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to apply changes of newly added user groups without needing to reboot? I have posted this question in linux mint users forum about some hours ago. I'm trying to ...
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What are the benefits and downsides to use FuseFS filesystems?

I know some filesystems present themselves through Fuse and I was wondering about the pros and cons to this approach.