FUSE for macOS (was OSXFUSE) allows you to extend OS X's native file-handling capabilities via third-party file systems. It is a successor to MacFUSE, which is no longer being maintained.
As a user, installing the FUSE for macOS software package will let you use any third-party file system written atop FUSE for macOS or MacFUSE, if you choose to install the MacFUSE compatibility layer. As a developer, you can use the FUSE for macOS SDK to write numerous types of file systems as regular user-space programs. The content of these file systems can come from anywhere: from the local disk, from across the network, from
- Fix race condition when using auto_xattr causing setxattr(2) to fail; the kernel's fallback mechanism for managing extended attributes is not thread-safe; to address the issue FUSE will no longer set the O_EXCL flag when creating Apple Double files
- Fix unresponsive 32-bit file systems on 64-bit Macs; FUSE uses a socket pair to pass the FUSE device file descriptor
- OS X 10.5 or later