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app rangefs

A fuse-based filesystem to map ranges in file to individual files

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A FUSE-based read-only filesystem to map ranges in file to individual files.


Pre-built binaries are available at the GitHub release page.

You can also use cargo to install it:

cargo install rangefs

If you are using Nix, you can also install it from NUR package nur.repos.dcsunset.rangefs.


To mount files with range to a mount point:

# mount a range as a new file
rangefs --config offset=16:size=16 <file> <mount_point>
# multiple ranges with different names
rangefs -c offset=4:name=range1 -c offset=8:size=8:name=range2 <file> <mount_point>

# unmount
fusermount -u <mount_point>

# To adjust log level and run at foreground
RANGEFS_LOG=debug rangefs -c offset=1:size=1 --foreground <file> <mount_point>

The mount point will be a read-only filesystem containing files that correponding to the specified ranges in the source file. Repeat the --config option to mount multiple ranges.

Note that the program will run in the background by default. Use flag --foreground to run it in the foreground.

If the program exits without using fusermount, fusermoutn still needs to be used even after the program exits. You can also use -a option to auto unmount the fs upon program exit.

Note that rangefs also supports block special file. However, you need to speicify the length of the range. Otherwise, the default length will be 0 (same as the size in the block file metadata).

Rangefs also supports mounting through mount.fuse or /etc/fstab. To specify configs, start with config:: and separate configs by double colons. For timeout, stdout and stderr, speicify <option>::<value> to set it. :: is used instead of = to distinguish custom options from existing mount options. An example fstab config:

/source_file /mount_point fuse./path/to/rangefs nofail,allow_other,config::name=r1:offset=1::name=r2:offset=2:size=2 0 0

See available options using rangefs --help.


AGPL-3.0. Copyright notice:

Copyright (C) 2023-2024  DCsunset

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU Affero General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License
along with this program.  If not, see <https://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.


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