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Gmail As A Storage Device

In case you haven't seen this on the other 2,427 (or so) blogs that have linked to it, here you go. This is so dang cool, and I wish I had Linux and could use it:

GmailFS provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium. GmailFS is a Python application and uses the FUSE userland filesystem infrastructure to help provide the filesystem, and libgmail to communicate with Gmail.

GmailFS supports most file operations such as read, write, open, close, stat, symlink, link, unlink, truncate and rename. This means that you can use all your favourite unix command line tools to operate on files stored on Gmail (e.g. cp, ls, mv, rm, ln, grep etc. etc.).

How long do you think until they shut this down like they have other projects? Link via kottke.

Posted by Jake on 08/31/04 @ 09:25 AM
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Google Gmail as a linux file system from Anders Jacobsen's blog on 09/01/04 @ 09:22 AM:
GmailFS provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium. (Read More)

Another Great Gmail Hack from UtterlyBoring.com on 10/19/10 @ 02:14 PM:
I mentioned GmailFS before, but this actually makes it pretty dang easy, too. gmcp (gmail copy) is a simple tool to use gmail as a backup system. It's a Perl... (Read More)

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