HomeBrew VS osxfuse

Compare HomeBrew vs osxfuse and see what are their differences.

HomeBrew

🍺 The missing package manager for macOS (or Linux) (by Homebrew)

osxfuse

FUSE extends macOS by adding support for user space file systems (by osxfuse)
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HomeBrew osxfuse
1,300 75
40,176 8,651
1.1% 0.8%
10.0 3.3
5 days ago about 1 month ago
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HomeBrew

Posts with mentions or reviews of HomeBrew. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-07-10.

osxfuse

Posts with mentions or reviews of osxfuse. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-12-09.
  • File systems can change in Sequoia with FSKit
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 1 Jul 2024
    macFUSE discussion: https://github.com/osxfuse/osxfuse/issues/1025
  • why is my mac able to read the left sd card but not the right?
    1 project | /r/mac | 11 Dec 2023
    Install macFUSE, thank me later: https://osxfuse.github.io
  • Please someone save me from file sharing hell to windows
    2 projects | /r/MacOS | 9 Dec 2023
    I didn't exactly use any 'tutorial'. Assumming you can already SSH to the target machine, you just need to install both these pkgs then reboot to 1TR Recovery Mode and choosing Reduced Security and choose to enable Kernel Extension and then reboot again goto Security & Privacy and Allow the extension, and that's it you can now use it.
  • Spacedrive – an open source cross-platform file explorer
    7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 10 Oct 2023
    Yeah, FUSE is Linux only. But for completeness, for macs there is macFUSE, and for Windows there is winfsp. Both of these have fewer filesystems than FUSE, and I've used neither so I don't know how well they work.

    https://github.com/osxfuse/osxfuse/wiki/List-of-macFUSE-File...

    https://winfsp.dev/doc/Known-File-Systems/

  • macOS Sonoma is available today
    8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 26 Sep 2023
  • How do I fix this?
    1 project | /r/VeraCrypt | 2 Jul 2023
    Weird. Where did you download (lat/new)est MacFuse from? https://osxfuse.github.io/ I hope!
  • Ask HN: What are some good resources for learning about low level disk/file IO?
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 26 May 2023
    I lead a project that included shipping a filesystem driver and a virtual disk on Windows.

    What I did to learn the lower-level APIs, and perform initial testing on the driver, was write a "mirror" drive. The user-mode code pointed to a folder on disk, the driver made a virtual disk drive, and all reads and writes in the virtual disk drive went to the mirror folder.

    On Windows, you can implement something like that using Dokany, Dokan, or Winfsp. On linux, there's the Fuse API. On Mac, there's MacFUSE.

    Even if you don't do a "mirror" drive, understanding the callbacks that libraries like Dokany, Dokan, Winfsp, and Fuse do helps you understand how IO happens in the driver. Many IO methods provided in popular languages provide abstractions above what the OS does. (For example, the Windows kernel has no concept of the "Stream" that's in your C# program. The "Stream"'s Position property is purely a construct within the .Net framework.)

    https://dokan-dev.github.io/

    https://github.com/dokan-dev/dokany

    https://osxfuse.github.io/

    Another place to start is the OS's documentation itself. For example, you can start with Window's CreateFileA function. This typically is what gets called "under the hood" in most programming languages when you open or create a file: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/api/fileapi/...

  • Cross-platform disk encryption
    2 projects | /r/privacy | 7 May 2023
  • Possible to use VeraCrypt without OSXFuse
    1 project | /r/VeraCrypt | 7 May 2023
    "FUSE-T is a kext-less implementation of FUSE for macOS that uses NFS v4 local server instead of a kernel extension. The main motivation for this project is to replace macfuse (https://osxfuse.github.io/) that implements its own kext to make fuse work. With each version of macOS it's getting harder and harder to load kernel extensions. Apple strongly discourages it and, for this reason, software distributions that include macfuse are very difficult to install. Additionally, the macfuse kext is unstable, may cause frequent system crashes and kernel lock-ups. Given those limitations many software publishers are unable to use macfuse anymore. FUSE-T doesn't make use of kernel extension, it implements its own userspace server that converts between FUSE protocol and NFS calls and let macOS mount NFS volume instead of a kernel filesystem."
  • Any way to write to NTFS drives from Hackintosh?
    2 projects | /r/hackintosh | 9 Apr 2023
    MacFuse (ntfs-3g) and a Foolproof way of getting it working via Homebrew.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing HomeBrew and osxfuse you can also consider the following projects:

spack - A flexible package manager that supports multiple versions, configurations, platforms, and compilers.

sshfs - File system based on the SSH File Transfer Protocol

asdf - Extendable version manager with support for Ruby, Node.js, Elixir, Erlang & more

homebrew-core - 🍻 Default formulae for the missing package manager for macOS (or Linux)

Visual Studio Code - Visual Studio Code

homebrew-ntfs-3g - homebrew tap for ntfs-3g

winget-cli - WinGet is the Windows Package Manager. This project includes a CLI (Command Line Interface), PowerShell modules, and a COM (Component Object Model) API (Application Programming Interface).

hammerspoon - Staggeringly powerful macOS desktop automation with Lua

Chocolatey - Chocolatey - the package manager for Windows

btrfs - WinBtrfs - an open-source btrfs driver for Windows

Docker-OSX - Run macOS VM in a Docker! Run near native OSX-KVM in Docker! X11 Forwarding! CI/CD for OS X Security Research! Docker mac Containers.

macOS-GateKeeper-Helper - Simple macOS GateKeeper script.

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