Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Feb 2006 18:08 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Linux "With Filesystem in Userspace (FUSE), you can develop a user space filesystem framework without understanding filesystem internals or learning kernel module programming. Follow this simple, step-by-step guide to install, customize, and enable FUSE and AFS, so you can create your own fully functional filesystem in user space in Linux."
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Fuse is great
by Ford Prefect on Tue 28th Feb 2006 22:46 UTC
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after some other's attemps before, FUSE finally accomplished something I was missing for years: A clean and easy solution for user-space filesystems, which is clean and just works.

Using sshfs, I can watch (skip lots forwards and so on) movies with mplayer from servers over the internet*. I can mount my own music directory at my girlfriend's place to listen what I like as if it was locally. I can use my editor of choice with remote files as if they were just on this machine.


The article is a good read to get to know what you have to do for your own cool FS (I also recommend to check the wiki on the FUSE website, there are some damn cool FSes listed already).

But you shouldn't rely on a Makefile nowadays. Here is a sample script, from sshfs:

AC_INIT(sshfs-fuse, 1.2)

export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig:$PKG_CONFIG_PATH
PKG_CHECK_MODULES(SSHFS, [fuse >= 2.2 glib-2.0])


Edited 2006-02-28 22:48

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