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Add FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) support in WSL

Please add FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) interface /dev/fuse into WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux).
With FUSE, we can access from WSL to file storages regularly used with Linux cluster environments such as GlusterFS, Moose FS, etc.

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    Toshitaka Kumagai shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • lb commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As sshfs depends on this also an upvote for FUSE integration in WSL

      • Cyck commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's an emergency, we need FUSE to use the power of SSHFS !

        I can do a Genkidama for this if this is necessary :)

      • Noel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Have SSHFS on Windows 10 would be a nice feature to obtain the ability to mount drive over ssh natively , a great feature for all the dev on w10 .

        So +1 !

      • Brar Christian Piening commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        sshfs seems to be the most requested use case for fuse.
        In my case it's needed as a workaround for rsyncing to a web hoster that allows sftp but not ssh connections.
        Please make it work!

      • WSLUser commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If we had LXCFS implemented via libfuse: https://linuxcontainers.org/lxcfs/introduction/
        we could allow cgroup implementations and other systemd workarounds to bring further functionality to WSL. This is extremely useful and important towards development. Please provide a status of when we can expect to see this.

      • Jason commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +1, please.
        I get stuck at work last year and heard that the update would release soon then until now......
        I really don't want to transfer to MAC only for the environment, WSL was just too close.
        It really makes people leaving, just like if you never make WSL.

      • Modern Workflow commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +1 +100 Please add this! SSHFS and similar network file systems are essential to a modern developers work flow. Adding FUSE support will massively increase the usability of Windows in a modern enterprise environment. I have seen so many guys jump ship from Windows because the interoperability tools just weren't there to facilitate a modern work flow. You will likely see a large migration back from people who are "on the fence". For the average person who doesn't care about ideology and who instead cares primarily about productivity and ease of use, adding FUSE support could be what puts them over the edge. I know it would certainly sway me.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +1 please, It could be a great feature for developers to decide to stay permanently in windows 10!!

      • Scholastic Philosopher commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am sure it has been mentioned, but with this you can be able to use AppImage, which makes running lots of linux software, almost as easy as .exe files! Definitely a huge boon to the space if we can get this working properly.

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