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
- Add support for nanosecond time resolution; creation, modification, and similar metadata times of files can now be specified with nanosecond time resolution
- Do not block open(2) calls from syspolicyd (which is running as root), even if allow_root and allow_other are not set
- Do not block listxattr(2) calls by root, even if
- OS X 10.5 or later