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AFUSE − automounting file system implemented in user-space using FUSE


usage: afuse mountpoint [options]

general options:

mount options

−h −−help

print help

−V −−version

print FUSE version information

AFUSE options:
−o  mount_template=CMD

template for CMD to execute to mount (*)

−o  unmount_template=CMD

template for CMD to execute to unmount (*) (**)

(*) - When executed, %r and %m are expanded in templates to the root

directory name for the new mount point, and the actual directory to mount onto respectively to mount onto. Both templates are REQUIRED.

(**)- The unmount command must perform a lazy unmount operation. E.g.

−u −z options to fusermount, or −l for regular mount.

FUSE options:
−d −o

enable debug output (implies −f)


foreground operation


disable multi−threaded operation

−o allow_other

allow access to other users

−o allow_root

allow access to root

−o nonempty

allow mounts over non−empty file/dir

−o default_permissions enable permission checking by kernel

−o fsname=NAME

set filesystem name

−o large_read

issue large read requests (2.4 only)

−o max_read=N

set maximum size of read requests

−o hard_remove

immediate removal (don’t hide files)

−o use_ino

let filesystem set inode numbers

−o readdir_ino

try to fill in d_ino in readdir

−o direct_io

use direct I/O

−o kernel_cache

cache files in kernel

−o umask=M

set file permissions (octal)

−o uid=N

set file owner

−o gid=N

set file group

−o entry_timeout=T

cache timeout for names (1.0s)

−o negative_timeout=T

cache timeout for deleted names (0.0s)

−o attr_timeout=T

cache timeout for attributes (1.0s)


This manual page was written by Varun Hiremath <varunhiremath AT gmail DOT com>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).