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Anyone used MacFuse?

Updated on December 07, 2023
By Pete Freitag

My brother Steve just pointed me to MacFuse which looks like it will be super handy!

You have been able to setup a remote SSH virtual local file system on linux for a while now. I have wanted to be able to do this on my Mac for a few years now. I have looked around for solutions and nothing has looked promising yet, until MacFUSE.

With MacFuse you can create all kinds of virtual file systems (the look like a local file system or volume), this includes a sshfs, ntfs, ftpfs, wdfs (WebDAV), cryptofs, encfs, bindfs, unionfs, beaglefs, and more.

MacFUSE implements a mechanism that makes it possible to implement a fully functional file system in a user-space program on Mac OS X. It aims to be API-compliant with the FUSE (Filesystem in USErspace) mechanism that originated on Linux. Therefore, many existing FUSE file systems become readily usable on Mac OS X. The core of MacFUSE is in a dynamically loadable kernel extension.

I don't have time to install it right now (I'm heading over to Syracuse to watch the SU vs Villanova game), so I was wondering if anyone has used it, and your thoughts?

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Anyone used MacFuse? was first published on January 13, 2007.

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I'm running it. I just wanted to use sshfs, which is really convenient. The install was a bit tricky because I decided to go the compile-it-yourself route, but otherwise no problems.
by sporter on 01/15/2007 at 7:45:07 AM UTC
Works like a charm. Especially pleased with ntfs-3g plugged into it. Makes working with xp on bootcamp a bit more productive (saves me booting parallels to move a file from mac-to-pc or rebooting and using macdrive)
by David Stockton on 01/24/2007 at 8:13:30 AM UTC