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Save Disk Space--Use compFUSEd to Transparently Compress Filesystems

Jun 11, 2008, 09:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The Filesystem in Userspace (FUSE) project allows you install new filesystems without touching your Linux kernel. The filesystems run as regular programs, allowing them to use shared libraries and perform tasks that would be difficult from inside the Linux kernel. FUSE filesystems look just like regular filesystems to other applications on the machine. In this article I'll look at compFUSEd, which is a compressed FUSE filesystem. Using compFUSEd can save a significant amount of disk space for files that are highly compressible, such as many text documents and executable files.

"CompFUSEd is designed as an overlay filesystem..."

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