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gnunet-fuse - mount directories shared on gnunet


gnunet-fuse [OPTIONS]


gnunet-fuse is a tool to mount directories that have been published via GNUnet's
file-sharing applications. With gnunet-fuse, directories that have been published on
GNUnet can be mounted as read-only file systems and the accessed using normal file
operations. In contrast to downloading the directory recursively via gnunet-download,
this has the advantage that files are downloaded on-demand. Only those files (or
directories) that you access will be downloaded. Furthermore, in the case of larger
files, only those blocks that an application actually reads will be downloaded.
Naturally, operations on the file system will block until the download has succeeded,
which can theoretically mean that they never terminate and must be aborted.

gnunet-fuse will store all downloaded files in a temporary directory on disk. This cache
will be purged when gnunet-fuse exits normally (which happens when the file-system is
unmounted). As mounting a file system is a priviledged operation, gnunet-fuse must be run
by root. If root is not in the 'gnunet' group, access to the shared directory will likely
fail as the gnunet-service-fs will likely refuse access to root. This can be solved
either by adding root to the 'gnunet' group, or by disabling the access control options
for gnunet-service-fs.

configuration file to use

-d ATH, --directory=PATH
PATH specifies the mountpoint that gnunet-fuse should use as the destination for
mounting the file system.

-h, --help
print help page

Change the loglevel. Possible values for LOGLEVEL are ERROR, WARNING, INFO and

-s URI, --source=URI
URI is the file-sharing URI of the directory that is to be mounted. It must be
either of type CHK or of type LOC.

-t, --single-threaded
in this mode, gnunet-fuse will run in "debug" mode and disable FUSE concurrency
(and add some additional logging). Normally, gnunet-fuse will download multiple
files in parallel if multiple IO requests are queued with the file system at the
same time. In debug mode, all requests are processed sequentially. Note that
gnunet-fuse will still fork a helper process to perform the actual interaction with
the GNUnet file-sharing service.

-v, --version
print the version number


gnunet-fuse currently only supports read-only operations on the file system. All files
will be owned by root and will be world-readable.


Report bugs by using mantis <https://gnunet.org/bugs/> or by sending electronic mail to

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