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free NFS client for Cygwin and/or support for FUSE?
- From: Ben Wing <ben at 666 dot com>
- To: "cygwin at cygwin dot com" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 06:23:33 -0600
- Subject: free NFS client for Cygwin and/or support for FUSE?
Is there a free NFS client anyone can recommend that works will with Cygwin?
Also, has anyone considered building something like FUSE into Cygwin?
FUSE is a package for creating user-mode filesystems in Linux. It
requires a certain amount of kernel support; but I can't see how it
would be difficult to adapt for Cygwin. That, in turn, would allow all
sorts of nice file systems to be added -- e.g. the sshfs, which allows
you to mount a remote ssh connection as a file system; CVSFS, which
shows the different revisions of CVS repositories as different files,
somewhat ala ClearCase; WikipediaFS, for mounting Wikipedia as a file
system (easier to change than going through the normal interface);
archivemount (mounting tar, cpio, etc. archives as directories); etc.
The result would be Cygwin-specific, i.e. wouldn't work in non-Cygwin
utilities, but that's OK; the benefit of having such a system would be
so great that it would vastly outdo the trouble of not being able to use
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