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TreeFuse creates a FUSE filesystem from a treelib.Tree

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TreeFuse is a library for building FUSE filesystem CLIs from treelib Tree objects.

It wraps python-fuse to provide a CLI entrypoint (treefuse_main) which takes a tree parameter and uses that to construct a directory tree and generate file content within the FUSE filesystem.

Example Program

Executing this program:

import treelib
from treefuse import treefuse_main

tree = treelib.Tree()
root = tree.create_node("root")
dir1 = tree.create_node("dir1", parent=root)
tree.create_node("dirchild", parent=dir1, data=b"dirchild content\n")
tree.create_node("rootchild", parent=root, data=b"rootchild content\n")


With a target directory (e.g. python3 mnt) will mount a filesystem matching the given tree:

$ tree mnt
├── dir1
│   └── dirchild
└── rootchild

1 directory, 2 files

$ cat mnt/rootchild
rootchild content

$ cat mnt/dir1/dirchild
dirchild content

See Examples for more examples.


  • Abstract the interface so that sources other than treelib can be implemented

  • Provide a mechanism for library consumers to populate filesystem contents asynchronously


This package was created with Cookiecutter and the audreyr/cookiecutter-pypackage project template.

This library was written during a hack week at my employer, DigitalOcean.


1.1.2 (2021-07-30)

  • Fix up one missed 3.6 reference.

1.1.1 (2021-07-30)

  • Make drop of support for Python 3.6 official.

1.1.0 (2021-07-30)

  • Substantial refactor to introduce the internal infrastructure for non-treelib TreeFuseProvider classes.

1.0.0 (2021-07-28)

  • Add documentation.

  • Implement support for providing non-default stat values for nodes (via treefuse.TreeFuseStat).

  • Replace temporary ENOENT error returns with more appropriate codes.

  • Fix default usage string.

0.1.0 (2021-07-27)

  • First release on PyPI.

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