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10.5: Use Fuse and NTFS 3G for NTFS writing in 10.5
Authored by: gaoshan on Jan 04, '08 10:35:17AM

What is Fuse useful for? I went to their website and read a bit so I know what it is... just don't know why it is.

Not trying to be snarky or anything, just curious as to who uses Fuse and why.



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10.5: Use Fuse and NTFS 3G for NTFS writing in 10.5
Authored by: leamanc on Jan 04, '08 11:24:01AM

It allows you to mount drives in your filesystem (i.e., on your OS X desktop) utilizing remote (and other) protocols. For example, on a server running ssh, you can have said server's hard drive appear on your desktop rather than manipulating it via the ssh shell. Same for FTP and other protocols. The NTFS plug-in for FUSE has been of particular interest for OS X and Linux, as those two OSes have traditionally only had read access to NTFS (i.e., Windoze 2000/XP/Vista) volumes, but can gain full read/write access via FUSE.



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10.5: Use Fuse and NTFS 3G for NTFS writing in 10.5
Authored by: Sven G on Jan 04, '08 11:38:00AM

BTW, any chance that there will be an Ext3 MacFUSE plugin, to allow read-write access to Linux volumes from Mac OS X (similarly to NTFS)...?

That would be great, also considering that the "Mac OS X Ext2 Filesystem" (last version: 1.4d4 for Tiger; see also on MacUpdate or VersionTracker) doesn't seem to be developed anymore.



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10.5: Use Fuse and NTFS 3G for NTFS writing in 10.5
Authored by: leamanc on Jan 05, '08 10:22:43PM

For the status of Ext3, check out the Google Code site for MacFUSE. I recall seeing this as coming out at some point (it may already be; I haven't been to the site in a while). I imagine if one were to post in the forum or wiki over there, you would get a pretty fast response.



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