MacFUSE

Version: 2.2.1 || Release Date: 2011-07-22 || License: BSD License Developer: Amit Singh | App Owner: smaverick

FUSE-compliant file system implementation mechanism.

MacFUSE is a FUSE-Compliant File System Implementation Mechanism for Mac OS X. MacFUSE implements a mechanism that makes it possible to implement a fully functional file system in a user-space program on Mac OS X (10.4 and above). 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.

How FUSE-compliant is MacFUSE? Well, enough so that many popular FUSE file systems can be easily compiled and work on Mac OS X--often out of the box. Examples of file systems that work have been tested (to varying degrees) include sshfs, ntfs-3g (read/write NTFS), ftpfs (read/write FTP), wdfs (WebDAV), cryptofs, encfs, bindfs, unionfs, beaglefs (yes, including the entire Beagle paraphernalia), and so on.

Now the first version of NTFS wrtiteable filesystem is available: http://osx.iusethis.com/app/ntfs-3g

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STILL having issues with AppFresh! I have the Tuxera-built version 2.2.1 installed—the newest version I could find mention of anywhere, and the current version on iusethis—but AppFresh is saying my installed version is 1.0 and the latest available is 2.1.7.

I'm guessing this problem will persist until OSXFUSE becomes available to pick up where Mr. Singh left off with MacFUSE.

After using it for two years, I've uninstalled MacFuse (and, consequently, Expandrive, which requires it to run).

MacFuse currently is not thread safe, which is a requirement in 64bit Snow Leopard. While 2.1.7 may compile and run, you will eventually run into issues if you have a lot of file I/O going on. Right now the main developer of MacFuse is on to other projects, and there has not been much movement on 64bit support.

Considering how many commercial products depend on MacFuse, I guess a lot of people are hoping it will come back on board at some point. I can do without it using a combination of Transmit, Coda and S3Hub.

yup: this version is still being misreported.

More confusion from AppFresh ... it says I have v1.0 installed and I have 2.1.5 Beta installed. This is a 32-bit ONLY PrefPane.

Version 2.0.3 is a 32-bit binary, requiring System Preferences to be run in 32-bit mode (in Snow Leopard). This is probably why AppFresh is misreporting it.

I excluded some files, I want them to show again? how do I do it? Thanks,

i am on snow leopard, and appfresh seems to think that i have v1.0 installed, but i have 2.0.3,2...
is it macfuse, appfresh or snow leo that is causing this?

@ geira

From a brief search on GoogleGroups, it sounds like at least the PicasawebFS add-on was just made as a tech demo, and not for public consumption. Maybe if you emailed Amit he'd let you try it out.

Anyone managed to find binaries for PicasawebFS, DocsFS and RSSFS? All I can find on Google are links to Amit's video.

It works, but transfer speeds are really slow for me. about 1MB/s is all I can get.

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