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1 General Information
2 ===================
3
4 FUSE (Filesystem in USErspace) is a simple interface for userspace
5 programs to export a virtual filesystem to the linux kernel. FUSE
6 also aims to provide a secure method for non privileged users to
7 create and mount their own filesystem implementations.
8
9 You can download the source code releases from
10
11 http://sourceforge.net/projects/avf
12
13 or alternatively you can use CVS to get the very latest development
14 version by setting the cvsroot to
15
16 :pserver:anonymous@cvs.avf.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/avf
17
18 and checking out the 'fuse' module.
19
20 Installation
21 ============
22
23 ./configure
24 make
25 make install
26
27 Also see the file 'INSTALL'
28
29 How To Use
30 ==========
31
32 FUSE is made up of three main parts:
33
34 - A kernel filesystem module
35
36 - A userspace library
37
38 - A mount/unmount program
39
40
41 Here's how to create your very own virtual filesystem in five easy
42 steps (after installing FUSE):
43
44 1) Edit the file example/fusexmp.c to do whatever you want...
45
46 2) Build the fusexmp program
47
48 3) run 'example/fusexmp /mnt/fuse -d'
49
50 4) ls -al /mnt/fuse
51
52 5) Be glad
53
54 If it doesn't work out, please ask! Also see the file 'include/fuse.h' for
55 detailed documentation of the library interface.
56
57 Security
58 ========
59
60 If you run 'make install', the fusermount program is installed
61 set-user-id to root. This is done to allow normal users to mount
62 their own filesystem implementations.
63
64 There must however be some limitations, in order to prevent Bad User from
65 doing nasty things. Currently those limitations are:
66
67 - The user can only mount on a mountpoint, for which it has write
68 permission
69
70 - The mountpoint is not a sticky directory which isn't owned by the
71 user (like /tmp usually is)
72
73 - No other user (including root) can access the contents of the mounted
74 filesystem.

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