< Projects Warning This page describes an old version of KioFuse which does not compile on recent system (anything based on Qt5 or newer). It is kept for historical reference. KioFuse allows you to mount remote directories into the root hierarchy of your local file system, thereby exposing KDE's advanced access capabilities (SSH, SAMBA/Windows, FTP, TAR/GZip/BZip2, WebDav, etc) to POSIX-compliant applications such as Firefox, OpenOffice, GNOME apps, shell utilities and more. Usually, you would browse an FTP-server with firefox, but with KioFuse you can use Dolphin for that alternatively. Another important advantage of KioFuse is that it allows you to arrange the hierarchy of all your remote, archived and compressed files in whichever way makes sense to you. KioFuse works by acting as a bridge between KDE's KIO filesystem design and FUSE. Contents 1 Installation 2 Running KioFuse 3 Screenshots 4 Features and TODO 5 POSIX Capabilities 6 Source Code Installation Install kdelibs (version 4.0 or higher) provided by your Operating System or compile it according to these (non-existing) intructions. Type the following commands into a terminal: svn checkout svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/playground/libs/kiofuse cd kiofuse cmake . make Running KioFuse Mount with: kiofuse --mountpoint <mountpoint> --URL <URL> Unmount with: fusermount -u <mountpoint> Real-world example: (Though in the actual real world no one would do this since clicking on a *.tar.gz file in Dolphin just enters the ZIPfile without further ado. If anything, kiofuse here slows down the user's workflow if he were to follow this guide.) # Create the mount point mkdir ~/fuse-source # Download the compressed archive of the FUSE source code wget http://superb-east.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/fuse/fuse-2.7.2.tar.gz -P ~ # Mount the archive in ~/fuse-source ./kiofuse --mountpoint ~/fuse-source --URL tar:~/fuse-2.7.2.tar.gz & # Browse the source code in your favorite filemanager without ever needing to unpack the archive! dolphin ~/fuse-source & nautilus ~/fuse-source & thunar ~/fuse-source & Screenshots Features and TODO Some KIO slaves such as tar: don't support seeking and therefore won't be able to read or write to files. Fixing these slaves is on the TODO list. KIO needs to be modified so that it is aware of KioFuse mounts and so that it uses its native functions (as opposed to POSIX) to access those resources. POSIX Capabilities See the FUSE API for the list of all file I/O commands. Name Description Filename GetAttr Permissions, Owner, Group Done ReadLink Determine destination of link Done MkNod Create file Done MkDir Create a directory Done UnLink Remove a symlink Done RmDir Remove a directory Done SymLink Create a symlink Done Rename Rename a file or directory Done Link Create a hard link Done Chmod Change permissions of a file or directory Done Chown Change owner of a file or directory Done Truncate Change the size of a file Done Open Open a file for reading, writing, and/or truncating Done Read Read the contents of a file Done Write Write data to a file Done StatFS Get Filesystem Statistics Not Started Flush Flush cached data Not Started Release Close an opened file Done FSync Synchronize file contents Not Started SetXAttr Set external attributes Not Started GetXAttr Get external attributes Not Started ListXAttr List external attributes Not Started RemoveXAttr Remove external attributes Not Started OpenDir Open a directory Not Started ReadDir List files and subdirectories Done ReleaseDir Release directory Not Started FSyncDir Synchronize directory contents Not Started Init Initialize filesystem Not Started Destroy Clean up filesystem Not Started Access Check file access permissions Work In Progress Create Create and open a file Not Started FTruncate Change the size of an open file Not Started FGetAttr Get attributes of an open file Not Started Lock Lock a resource Not Started UTimeNS Change the access and mod times in nanoseconds Not Started Source Code The source code to KioFuse can be browsed at: http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/playground/libs/kiofuse/ Retrieved from "https://techbase.kde.org/index.php?title=Projects/KioFuse&oldid=103473" This page was last edited on 10 September 2019, at 15:32. Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.