AVFS is a system, which enables all programs to look inside gzip, tar, zip, etc. files or view remote (ftp, http, dav, etc.) files, without recompiling the programs.
It currently supports floppies, tar and gzip files, zip, bzip2, ar and rar files, ftp sessions, http, webdav, rsh/rcp, ssh/scp. Quite a few other handlers are implemented with the Midnight Commander's external FS.
AVFS can be installed in two ways. These are:
This method in theory works on any Linux system which has the
'coda' filesystem compiled in the kernel or as a kernel module.
In practice it works best with glibc-6.1 or higher, and it has
been tested on 2.2.X and 2.4.X kernels.
Currently this works on solaris systems. There are problems
making the preload method work for GLIBC version 6.1 or
higher, so systems using GLIBC are not supported.
Using AVFS is very similar in both cases. Differences will be indicated.
The installation method is different. For installation instructions
see the files 'INSTALL.preload' and 'INSTALL.avfscoda' respectively.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· This version makes the xz handler support more file suffixes, updates the extfs scripts to use bash, fixes the hard link count for extfs directories, and fixes compilation for Mac OS X.