AVFS

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A system, which enables all programs to look inside gzip, tar, zip, etc. files

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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:

Avfscoda
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.

Preload
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.
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Last updated on June 13th, 2012

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