CurlFtpFS is a filesystem for accessing FTP hosts based on FUSE and libcurl.
CurlFtpFS differentiates itself from other FTP filesystems because it features:
Use the project page at sourceforge: http://sf.net/projects/curlftpfs
Using CurlFtpFS is quite simple. Take a look at this example:
$ mkdir sunet $ curlftpfs ftp://ftp.sunet.se/ sunet/ $ cd sunet/ $ ls -l total 0 Dr-xr-xr-x 3 root root 96 Feb 23 2004 bin dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 72 Mar 2 2004 dev dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 48 Feb 23 2004 etc dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 120 Feb 23 2004 lib -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 622187310 Mar 11 06:13 ls-lR -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 76389037 Mar 11 06:15 ls-lR.gz drwxrwxr-x 37 root root 1272 Feb 27 14:17 pub dr-xr-xr-x 3 root root 72 Feb 23 2004 usr $ cd .. $ fusermount -u sunet/
This release adds options for inputting the password in the terminal, support for different codepages, caching of files not found, support for SOCKS proxy, and bug fixes as usual.
I noticed there is a new version of libcurl: 7.16.1. It seems to be working fine with CurlFtpFS.
Problem with 7.15.5: curlftpfs hangs when making differential backups using DAR
Problem with 7.16.0: Problem downloading 2 zero byte files with FTP
A lot of users are reporting problems with CurlFtpFS. We tracked this problems to bugs in libcurl versions 7.15.5 and 7.16.0. Since we depend on 7.15.2 or later and versions 7.15.2 and 7.15.3 have a bug that makes CurlFtpFS do not reuse the connection all the time, the current recommended version of libcurl is either 7.15.4 or the development branch.
This release adds patches to enable utf8 support and to enable chmod and chown.
The long awaited chunk downloading is here! Now you can stream your
music/video, download more than one file or browse the filesystem while you
Thanks a lot to Andreas Jackisch that helped a lot during the test phase.
Note that this version only works with libcurl version 7.15.2 or higher.
The older versions had a bug that made the FTP connection hang after
aborting a download.
I contributed a patch to libcurl that will prevent CurlFtpFS from reconnecting to the FTP server every time it has to restart a download. It will be released with libcurl 7.15.4. If you need this functionality, you can grab the CVS version of libcurl or grab a curl daily snapshot.
machine ftp.host.com login myuser password mypass
curlftpfs#ftp.host.com /mnt/host fuse rw,uid=500,user,noauto 0 0
curlftpfs ftp://ftp.myserver.com/../../.. /mnt/ftp
Robson Braga Araujo - <braga (a) users sf net>
Last Updated: Mon Jun 14 10:41:52 BRT 2007