MacFUSE: Read/Write FTP in finder (and much much much more)

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    Palad1

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    Hello messieurs dames,

    A. Singh ported Fuse to the mac.
    http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/issues/detail?id=1&can=2&q=

    What is Fuse? It's an unix utility that allows the user to treat nearly anything as a working filesystem.

    Long story short, for each and every Mac application, we now have :
    • Read/Write FTP support
    • Read/Write NTFS support without size limits
    • GoogleMail support
    • Blogger / Wordpress / Flicker acces as if they were files on your drive

    There's a whole slew of plugins, ranging from ZFS (not restricted to leopard anymore!) to Doom's WAD support, there: http://fuse.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/FileSystems

    Let's all share our scripts/GUI wrappers for the rest of the community to enjoy :)
     
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    SpaceMagic

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    wow! I've been wanting finder FTP support for years! Only thing I see Windows Explorer has an advantage at!
     
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    atari1356

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    I'm surprised this hasn't gotten more attention...

    The ability to read/write NTFS is great for anybody using Bootcamp - and being able to access an FTP server just like a local drive is great.

    For Textmate users, I've heard you can even open a file tree... so you can browse and edit your files right on the FTP server (great for anybody doing web design/development).
     
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    twoodcc

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    well i installed this and now it says that i have too many connections from this IP to the ftp site?
     
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    It got plenty of attention at OSNews and Ars Technica last week. It's just surprising that few have heard of the technology.

    Amit Singh is now a hero to a lot of Mac users.

    Hopefully, the software will help a lot of people and end of a lot of frustration.
     
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    For Real? I can have R/W NTFS access on the Mac?

    I'm downloading now!
     
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    wrldwzrd89

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    This is excellent news! I'll definitely be giving this utility a try.
     
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    jeremy.king

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    jeremy.king

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    Well, I tried...and...
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    IT WORKS! I just copied three files to my NTFS Windows partition from OS X!

    You won't set any land speed records but I just wanted to let people know there is hope!

    PS - just browse the iDisk account, as the links aren't valid anymore. Also, you will need to know your disk id and volume name in some of those terminal commands, so don't cut and paste. Sometimes its noted, sometimes it isn't.
     
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    Josh396

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    I may be a little anal here, but I'm just curious if I can get it to show up the way I'd like it to. After going through all the steps I'm able to rebot and load my XP partition, but it loads with the name disk0s3 and shows zero KB free. I'm still able to read and write to it, I was just curious if I could somehow get it to load with Windows XP as the name and the actual free amount of space I have on it. I'm a total terminal newbie so I wasn't sure if maybe I did something wrong along the way or thats just all it's able to do as of right now. Thanks in advance for any help.
     
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    mkrishnan

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    A Fuse extension is also being developed for wdfs to support WebDAV in HTTPS. Sweeeeeeeeet. :D I've been needing that for several years and been using Goliath instead. Eww.
     
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    jeremy.king

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    You don't have to do anything with Terminal. All you needed to do was install the two packages as explained in the first sentence.
     
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    Josh396

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    Sorry I forgot to mention I didn't follow those exact steps. I was using a different site I found a few days back and never knew of those steps.:eek: I guess I'll have to go back and do those. Thanks.
     

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