Filesystem in Userspace (FUSE) is a loadable kernel module for Unix-like operating systems to make it possible to create userland filesystems, e.g. ntfs-3g.

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Unable to use -o allow_other with sshfs (option enabled in fuse.conf)

I have the following on my /etc/fuse.conf file: # Set the maximum number of FUSE mounts allowed to non-root users. # The default is 1000. ...
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Why does root get Permission denied when accessing FUSE directory?

I use a FUSE filesystem with no problems as my own user, but root can't access my FUSE mounts. Instead, any command gives Permission denied. How can I give root the permission to read these mounts? ...
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How does mounting on the GUI work “under the hood”

UPDATE Please correct me if I'm wrong: For working on my computer, with a GNU/Linux Distribution named Debian, I know two ways to enter a command, start an application, open a file, etc.: a ...
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mounting dropbox (for exploring the files)

I want to simply be able to explore a dropbox filesystem, without much additional load on CPU, memory, storage (i.e., without saving copies of the remote files locally). It seems that the official ...
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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.
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Using ACLs over read only/remote filesystem

I would like to define local ACLs to be used over a remotely mounted filesystem. The filesystem is mounted via autofs and sshfs FUSE. The idea is that we could setup a jailed user on a jump server ...
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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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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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Having trouble exporting FUSE via NFS

I've got a self-written FUSE file system I mount on my NFS server on mountpoint /export/example/mount. Then I export a parent directory of the FUSE via NFS. The /etc/exports contains the options ...
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autofs with sshfs not working anymore [closed]

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10. Before that I backed up my autofs config which worked fine. I appended the line from my old /etc/auto.master to the new one: +dir:/etc/auto.master.d ...
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restart fuse after editing fuse.conf

I'm setting up fuse so I can work with the mtp system on my galaxy nexus. And I'm going through a tutorial which tells me to restart my computer after editing fuse.conf user_allow_other. But I simply ...
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LoggedFS configuration file syntax

What is the syntax of the LoggedFS configuration file? The official documentation only had usage instructions for the loggedfs command and a configuration file example. Ok, it's XML, but what are ...
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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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UID/GID with sshfs of Linux FUSE

mkdir ~/mnt/2letter echo PASSWORD | sshfs -o password_stdin www-data@localhost:/var/www/sites/2letter ~/mnt/2letter -o sshfs_sync,cache=no,password_stdin After this: $ ls -ld ~/mnt/2letter/ ...
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Find what process implements a FUSE filesystem

How can I get the process ID of the driver of a FUSE filesystem? For example, I currently have two SSHFS filesystems mounted on a Linux machine: $ grep sshfs /proc/mounts host:dir1 ...
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Undeletable directory

Everything I've tried (always with superuser privileges) has failed: # rm -rf /path/to/undeletable rm: cannot remove ‘/path/to/undeletable’: Is a directory # rmdir /path/to/undeletable rmdir: failed ...
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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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Is there software relying on `strictatime`?

I am preparing to implement a filesystem in FUSE. Implementing only one mode would be easier. Relatime is the default behavior of all kernel implemented filesystems. Is strictatime behavior still ...
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Mount MTP device in FreeBSD

I have an Android tablet which uses MTP instead of USB Mass Storage for transferring files. I'd like to mount it in a FreeBSD machine. I tried the method described here. I installed mtpfs by going ...
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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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lsof: WARNING: can't stat() fuse.gvfsd-fuse file system

What exactly is happening here? root@bob-p7-1298c:/# ls -l /tmp/report.csv && lsof | grep "report.csv" -rw-r--r-- 1 mysql mysql 1430 Dec 4 12:34 /tmp/report.csv lsof: WARNING: can't stat() ...
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modify date of symlink on bindfs

I have the feeling that I cannot modify the date of symlinks on bindfs. See the following transcript of what I tried. On EXT4: nailor@needle:~$ mkdir /tmp/ex nailor@needle:~$ cd /tmp/ex ...
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Transfering files via ssh but without scp or sftp

I need to transfer files via ssh, but unfortunately scp and sftp are not viable, as the host I am connecting is just a "door" node that is redirecting me to a different machine available only on a ...
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How can I know if my kernel has ExFAT support?

I would like to know if some ExFAT formatted SD card (or pendrive, USB hard disk... etc) will be read by the kernel of my installed Linux distro. I know that, since about 2013, most kernels include ...
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Why is userspace slower than the kernel?

I've heard that FUSE-based filesystems are notoriously slow because they are implemented in a userspace program. What is it about userspace that is slower than the kernel?
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How can I access networked filesystems that I've mounted in Nautilus?

I've mounted a networked filesystem in GNOME by clicking on the icon in the left of Nautilus. However, when I use the terminal, I can't figure out how to access that filesystem. Is it possible?
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SELinux + MergerFS (fuse) not working well together

I have been trying now for several days to get my new server up and running. I am running CentOS with MergerFS to pool my drives and samba to host to my windows machines. All of this running in ...
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chroot into a sshfs folder

I am trying to chroot into a sshfs-mounted directory: mkdir remoteroot sshfs remote:/ remoteroot/ sudo chroot remoteroot/ but I get chroot: cannot change root directory to remoteroot/: Permission ...
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Remount an SSHFS mount without umounting it

What is the equivalent to mount -o remount,ro in an sshfs mount? The only way I know is to do fusermount -u and then mount it again with sshfs -o ro.
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zfs-fuse: enabling compression has no effect

I installed on Debian Wheezy zfs-fuse file system and enabled compression gzip-9 on one dataset ("storage/backup"). When I check if the compression is enabled on this dataset, it shows YES: $: zfs ...
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mount --no-canonicalize?

Neither man nor info page provide more information on this than: mount --no-canonicalize Don't canonicalize paths. The mount command canonicalizes all paths (from command line or fstab) ...
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Creating a local workspace for development/testing

I want to be able to mount, say /home/$USER/workspace to /usr/local/workspace. Right now I'm using the python package pyfilesystem which uses fuse to do that. My problem is, that inside that mount I ...
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User specific fstab for fusermount

I wonder if there is something like "user specific /etc/fstab" for fusermount? ~/.fstab, ~/.config/fstab, something the like, which would work in cooperation with FUSE. I used sshfs foo.bar: ...
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How does ecryptfs (FUSE filesystems in general) interact with buffer cache?

My assumption (which seems to be incorrect) was that ecryptfs (FUSE filesystems in general) used the following stacking mechanism: User code issues read() Kernel attempts to satisfy request from ...
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Allow any user in the fuse group to unmount

I'm currently trying to write a couple of systemd/udev configuration files that will allow me to automount/unmount MTP Android devices on my Arch Linux laptop. It took me some time, but so far it ...
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How do you determine filesystem availability from a bash script?

If I have a script that relies on one of the following being present: overlayfs, aufs, unionfs - what is the best way to determine which is available from a bash script? I would like to use ...
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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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How can I create a unionfs-fuse mount that is readable by all?

I'd previously used aufs2 in aufs-tools with some luck, but apparently this package has been "superseded" (this is strange term to use for a package which seems to have been removed only because it no ...
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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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Input/Output Error when rm/mkdir

So I goofed when using sshfs and the folder I was using as a mountpoint for the server has been borked. The server wasn't unmounted correctly (I think due to a network drop out). consequently, when I ...
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Changing ownership on /dev/fuse - security issues?

In some distributions /dev/fuse is owned by root:fuse while in other distributions /dev/fuse is owned by root:root. I'm using CentOS which belongs to the former set of distributions. And I'm wondering ...
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Concatenate two files to loop-mount the filesystem inside them

I have two files diskimage.part1 and diskimage.part2 on an external slow (USB 2) hard drive and I need to do the equivalent of cat diskimage.part{1,2} > diskimage mount -o ro,loop diskimage ...
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Is there a FUSE which permits transparently accessing incremental backups?

While creating incremental backups is relatively simple (and can be automated, e.g. via rdiff-backup), in order to access a specific state of a file one first has to manually restore the backup, which ...
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Can only access gvfs-mount in nautilus [closed]

I am trying to mount a Windows network drive using gvfs-mount, gvfs-mount smb://<server_name>/<share_name>/<folder_name> The folder seems to be mounted correctly, as I can browse ...
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sshfs mounts share in read-only mode

I need to mount a share using sshfs. When I mount it using sshfs directly, i.e. # sshfs martin@192.168.1.10:/home/data/ -o allow_other /mnt/data/ or # sshfs martin@192.168.1.10:/home/data/ -o ...
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Why is systemd unmounting my fuse file systems right after I mount them?

I am trying to troubleshoot an issue with a fuse library, where my fuse file system is mysteriously unmounted shortly after mounting it. After screwing around with a bespoke unmount executable that ...
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afuse with sshfs: where do fuse tuning options go?

I'm using afuse to mount some remote directories via sshfs. This works well, but I'm interested in exploring some options like -o kernel_cache and -o large_read. Afuse works by specifying a ...
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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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exit status of command is different when it is run via strace

I can normaly mount/umount FTP as file system using following commands: └──> curlftpfs -o codepage=windows-1250 anonymous:anonymous@192.168.3.13 /home/marek/ftpfs └──> ls /home/marek/ftpfs/ 1 2 ...
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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 ...