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affuse - provide access to AFF containers


affuse [<FUSE library options>] aff_image mount_point


Provide access to AFF containers, allowing several advanced operations.

This file is part of the AFFLIBv3, that provides AFF.

AFF is an open and extensible file format to store disk images and associated metadata. It is useful in several scenaries, as computer forensics investigations.


FUSE options:

-d -o debug

Enable debug output (implies in -f).


Foreground operation.


Disable multi-threaded operation.

-o allow_other

Allow access to other users.

-o allow_root

Allow access to root.

-o auto_unmount

Auto unmount on process termination.

-o nonempty

Allow mounts over non-empty file/dir.

-o default_permissions

Enable permission checking by kernel.

-o fsname=NAME

Set filesystem name.

-o subtype=NAME

Set filesystem type.

-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 [no]auto_cache

Enable caching based on modification times (off).

-o umask=M

Set file permissions (octal).

-o uid=N

Sset 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).

-o ac_attr_timeout=T

Auto cache timeout for attributes (attr_timeout).

-o noforget

Never forget cached inodes.

-o remember=T

Remember cached inodes for T seconds (0s).

-o nopath

Don’t supply path if not necessary.

-o intr

Allow requests to be interrupted.

-o intr_signal=NUM

Signal to send on interrupt (10).

-o modules=M1[:M2...]

Names of modules to push onto filesystem stack.

-o max_write=N

Set maximum size of write requests.

-o max_readahead=N

Set maximum readahead.

-o max_background=N

Set number of maximum background requests.

-o congestion_threshold=N

Set kernel’s congestion threshold.

-o async_read

Perform reads asynchronously (default).

-o sync_read

Perform reads synchronously.

-o atomic_o_trunc

Enable atomic open+truncate support.

-o big_writes

Enable larger than 4kB writes.

-o no_remote_lock

Disable remote file locking.

-o no_remote_flock

Disable remote file locking (BSD).

-o no_remote_posix_lock

Disable remove file locking (POSIX).

-o [no_]splice_write

Use splice to write to the fuse device.

-o [no_]splice_move

Move data while splicing to the fuse device.

-o [no_]splice_read

Use splice to read from the fuse device.

Module options:


-o from_code=CHARSET

Original encoding of file names (default: UTF-8).

-o to_code=CHARSET

New encoding of the file names (default: UTF-8).


-o subdir=DIR

Prepend this directory to all paths (mandatory).

-o [no]rellinks

Transform absolute symlinks to relative.


Use fusermount -u mount_point, to unmount.


affcat(1), affcompare(1), affconvert(1), affcopy(1), affcrypto(1), affdiskprint(1), affinfo(1), affix(1), affrecover(1), affsegment(1), affsign(1), affstats(1), affverify(1), affxml(1)


The AFFLIB was written by Simson L. Garfinkel <simsong AT acm DOT org> and Basis Technology, Inc.

This manual page was written by Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <eriberto AT debian DOT org> for the Debian project (but may be used by others).