Fuse4X
Fuse4X 0.9.2
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Fuse4X allows you to extend Mac OS X's native file handling capabilities via 3rd-party file systems. It can be used as a software building block other products.

As a user, installing the Fuse4X software package will let you use any 3rd-party file system written atop Fuse4X.

As a developer, you can use the Fuse4X SDK to write numerous types of new file systems as regular user-mode programs. The content of these file systems can come from anywhere: from the local disk, from across the network, from memory, or any other combination of sources. Writing a file
What's New
Version 0.9.2: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later







  • OSXFUSE
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  • MacFUSE
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  • MacFusion
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  • MacZFS
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Max66 reviewed on 29 Dec 2011
Doesn't work

I removed MacFuse and installed this software, rebooted and my NTFS-3g and Truecrypt did not work.

I removed it and installed OSXfuse instead and it worked perfectly
[Version 0.8.12]

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Negritude replied on 24 Jan 2012
Fuse4X is NOT a drop-in replacement for MacFUSE. Programs have to be recompiled to use it specifically. OSXFUSE has a compatibility layer that allows it to emulate MacFUSE, so it will work with apps that are looking for MacFUSE. There is nothing wrong with Fuse4X, it just works differently.
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Cowicide commented on 17 Dec 2011
Does that work with Parallels 7 as a replacement for the MacFUSE installed by Parallels? I would ask Parallels, but they don't seem to want to answer anyone about this being the unprofessionals that they are.
[Version 0.8.12]

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burypromote
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Negritude replied on 24 Jan 2012
Fuse4X is NOT a direct replacement for MacFUSE. Unless a program specifically mentions that it works with Fuse4X, you should use OSXFUSE instead.
burypromote
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Mistere commented on 16 Aug 2011
Since Tuxtera is not maintaining / updating MacFUSE anymore this is one of 2 alternatives. Might want migrate when you install Lion.
[Version 0.8.9]


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MikeKuk reviewed on 19 Jul 2011
I use Fuse4X with SSHFS and everything looks great! Thanks to Fuse4X. Before that I used MacFUSE and constantly had problems (e.g. on 64 bits MacOSX).

Fuse4X installation is easy and takes only 2 minutes.

And what is most important this software is free.
[Version 0.8.7]


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nakilevy had trouble on 19 Dec 2011
where to find it when it's installed? And how to uninstall this thing? Lion 10.7.2
[Version 0.8.12]


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Frosty had trouble on 13 Sep 2011
Do you have to uninstall MacFuse to install this one? If so, how does one go about doing that? I have Mac OS X Lion.
[Version 0.8.12]



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Macs007 rated on 20 Feb 2012

[Version 0.9.0]



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MikeKuk rated on 17 Feb 2012

[Version 0.9.0]



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MikeKuk rated on 17 Feb 2012

[Version 0.8.14]



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Tahitibub rated on 14 Sep 2011

[Version 0.8.12]



+245

Monkeyjunkey rated on 13 Sep 2011

[Version 0.8.12]



+245

Monkeyjunkey rated on 28 Aug 2011

[Version 0.8.9]


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Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:01 Nov 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Fuse4X allows you to extend Mac OS X's native file handling capabilities via 3rd-party file systems. It can be used as a software building block other products.

As a user, installing the Fuse4X software package will let you use any 3rd-party file system written atop Fuse4X.

As a developer, you can use the Fuse4X SDK to write numerous types of new file systems as regular user-mode programs. The content of these file systems can come from anywhere: from the local disk, from across the network, from memory, or any other combination of sources. Writing a file system using Fuse4X is orders of magnitude easier and quicker than the traditional approach of writing in-kernel file systems. Since Fuse4X file systems are regular applications (as opposed to kernel extensions), you have just as much flexibility and choice in programming tools, debuggers, and libraries as you have if you were developing standard Mac OS X applications.

In more technical terms, Fuse4X implements a mechanism that makes it possible to implement a fully functional file system in a user-space program on Mac OS X (10.5 and above). It provides API compatible with the FUSE (File-system in USEr space) API that originated on Linux. Therefore, many existing FUSE file systems become readily usable on Mac OS X.

The Fuse4X software consists of a kernel extension and various user-space libraries and tools. It comes with C-based and Objective-C based SDKs. If you prefer another language (say, Python or Java), you should be able to create file systems in those languages after you install the relevant language bindings yourself.



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