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chirp_fuse(1) Cooperative Computing Tools chirp_fuse(1)


chirp_fuse - create a FUSE mount point with virtual access to remote chirp servers


chirp_fuse [options] <mount path>


You can attach to a Chirp filesystems by using the FUSE package to attach Chirp as a kernel filesystem module. Unlike parrot_run(1), this requires superuser privileges to install the FUSE package, but will likely work more reliably on a larger number of programs and environments. Using FUSE allows for transparent access to a Chirp server via the local filesystem. This allows user applications to use a Chirp store unmodified.

Once you have installed and permissions to use FUSE, simply run chirp_fuse with the name of a directory on which the filesystem should be mounted.

For complete details with examples, see the Chirp User's Manual (


-a, --auth=<flag>
Require this authentication mode.
-b, --block-size=<bytes>
Block size for network I/O. (default is 65536s)
-d, --debug=<flag>
Enable debugging for this subsystem.
 -D, --no-optimize
Disable small file optimizations such as recursive delete.
 -f, --foreground
Run in foreground for debugging.
-i, --tickets=<files>
Comma-delimited list of tickets to use for authentication.
-m, --mount-options=<option>
Pass mount option to FUSE. Can be specified multiple times.
-o, --debug-file=<file>
Write debugging output to this file. By default, debugging is sent to stderr (":stderr"). You may specify logs be sent to stdout (":stdout"), to the system syslog (":syslog"), or to the systemd journal (":journal").
-t, --timeout=<timeout>
Timeout for network operations. (default is 60s)
 -v, --version
Show program version.
 -h, --help
Give help information.


CHIRP_CLIENT_TICKETS Comma delimited list of tickets to authenticate with (same as -i).


On success, returns zero. On failure, returns non-zero.


To create and use a FUSE mount point for access to remote chirp servers:

% chirp_fuse /tmp/chirp-fuse &
% cd /tmp/chirp-fuse
% ls
% cd host:port
% cat foo/bar
% exit


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