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FUSE is Filesystem in Userspace. With FUSE it is possible to implement a fully functional filesystem in a userspace program. The OS X version is called OSXFUSE. OSXFUSE installs a kernel module on your Mac that allows user program to access a variety of non-native filesystems. In our case we will be using SSHFS to access files on our server over the SSH protocol. To do this we will install OSXFUSE and a GUI tool called MacFusion that will make it easy to mount SSHFS filesystems on our desktop.



  1. Download and install OSX Fuse.
    • During the install you need to check the option to install the MacFuse compatibility library,
      because MacFusion hasn't been updated to use the newer OSX Fuse libraries.
  2. Download and install [[ | SSHFS].


  1. If you edit a file from two different computers, there will be a lag before the second computer notices the file changed.
  2. I doubt file locking is supported. Any software that requires file locking may have problems.


Edited: April 25, 2014, at 01:33 pm
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