Is it possible to mount a .tar file

fusemounttarunix

The only result of any import when I searched for this was from 2001.

In the intervening decade, have any tools/methods for mounting a tar file as a filesystem (perhaps utilizing fuse) been created?

If so, what are they, and how do they work?

Best Answer

In fact, it seems that at least with newer Ubuntu1 versions it is possible to simply apt-get install archivemount. Then you can mount your archive as

archivemount [archive file] [mount point]

1: I tried in Ubuntu 13.04.

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