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A library aimed at allowing Ruby programmers to quickly and easily create virtual filesystems with little more than a few lines of code.

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RubyFuse

RubyFuse is a library aimed at allowing Ruby programmers to quickly and easily create virtual filesystems with little more than a few lines of code.

A "hello world" filesystem equivalent to the one demonstrated on fuse.sourceforge.org is just 20 lines of code!

RubyFuse is NOT a full implementation of the FUSE API ... yet.

Requirements

  • Linux or Mac OS X
  • FUSE or MacFuse
  • Ruby 1.8 (* C compiler)

Install

RubyFuse is available as a Ruby Gem. Installation is as easy as:

$ gem sources -a http://gems.github.com
$ gem install jmstacey-rubyfuse

Manually installations can be performed with this:

$ ruby setup.rb

More advanced installation options are available with setup.rb. Try "ruby setup.rb --help". If you need to supply alternative path information for the FUSE libraries, follow this example:

$ ruby setup.rb config -- --with-fuse-dir=/opt/local/include --with-fuse-lib=/opt/local/lib
$ ruby setup.rb setup
$ sudo ruby setup.rb install

Usage

Some sample ruby filesystems are listed in "samples/". When you run a RubyFuse script, it will listen on a socket indefinitely, so either background the script or open another terminal to explore the filesystem.

API.markdown contains more usage information along with the official RDoc.

Copyright

Copyright (c) 2005 Greg Millam.

Copyright (c) 2009 Jon Stacey. See LICENSE for details.

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