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Quickly mount fuse filesystems in temporary directories

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EzFuse is a tool handle temporary mountpoints for Fuse filesystems.


  • automatically create and remove a directory to mount the filesystem
  • interactive shell dialog to execute actions
  • you can mount, umount the mountpoint
  • you can open a shell in the mounted directory
  • you can open your file browser in the mounted directory
  • you can exit the EzFuse and keep the mountpoint mounted



Install via pip:

# Install pip for python3
$ sudo apt install python3-pip
$ pip install ezfuse

Or you can clone the project and install it via

# Install python3
$ sudo apt install python3 python3-setuptools
# Clone repository
$ git clone
$ cd ezfuse
# If you are in a virtualenv, install it with
$ python3 install
# or use --user if you want to install it in userland
$ python3 install --user

To setup a development environment:

$ git clone
$ cd ezfuse
$ make venv
$ source venv/bin/activate
(venv) $ make install # equivalent to ./ install
(venv) $ make # To run the tests, coverage and flake8
(venv) $ make watch # to reinstall automatically if you modify the source code


To mount a remote folder using sshfs ensure that sshfs is installed on your system before.

While the temporary directory is created, EzFuse is interactive and you are prompted for an action:

$ ezfuse --type sshfs MYREMOTEHOST:/some/path/here
[info] Using mountpoint ezmount-sshfs-9dy6yb34
[exec] sshfs MYREMOTEHOST:/some/path/here ezmount-sshfs-9dy6yb34

x: exit
q: umount and exit
o: xdg-open
s: shell
m: mount
u: umount


When exiting EzFuse using q, the filesystem will automatically be unmounted and the temporary directory removed.

Note: All executed commands are displayed with [exec] prefix.

Advanced usage: use symlinks

By default, you have to pass the -t, --type to EzFuse to specify which Fuse filesystem to use, but you can also create symplinks to avoid that.

For example, to use sshfs, create a symlink named ezsshfs pointing to ezfuse

$ mkdir -p ~/.local/bin/
$ ln -s $(which ezfuse) ~/.local/bin/ezsshfs
# Now the two commands are equivalent
$ ezsshfs MYREMOTEHOST:/some/path/here
$ ezfuse -t sshfs MYREMOTEHOST:/some/path/here

You can do it for every Fuse filesystem you may use, like borgfsfor example:

$ ln -s $(which ezfuse) ~/.local/bin/ezborgfs
$ ezborgfs /path/to/my/backup.borg/

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