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affuse(1) provide access to AFF containers affuse(1)


affuse - provide access to AFF containers


affuse [<FUSE library options>] aff_image mount_point


Provide access to AFF containers, allowing several advanced operations.

This file is part of the AFFLIBv3, that provides AFF.

AFF is an open and extensible file format to store disk images and associated metadata. It is useful in several scenaries, as computer forensics investigations.


FUSE options:

Enable debug output (implies in -f).
Foreground operation.
Disable multi-threaded operation.
Allow access to other users.
Allow access to root.
Auto unmount on process termination.
Allow mounts over non-empty file/dir.
Enable permission checking by kernel.
Set filesystem name.
Set filesystem type.
Issue large read requests (2.4 only).
Set maximum size of read requests.
Immediate removal (don't hide files).
Let filesystem set inode numbers.
Try to fill in d_ino in readdir.
Use direct I/O.
Cache files in kernel.
Enable caching based on modification times (off).
Set file permissions (octal).
Sset file owner.
Set file group.
Cache timeout for names (1.0s).
Cache timeout for deleted names (0.0s).
Cache timeout for attributes (1.0s).
Auto cache timeout for attributes (attr_timeout).
Never forget cached inodes.
Remember cached inodes for T seconds (0s).
Don't supply path if not necessary.
Allow requests to be interrupted.
Signal to send on interrupt (10).
Names of modules to push onto filesystem stack.
Set maximum size of write requests.
Set maximum readahead.
Set number of maximum background requests.
Set kernel's congestion threshold.
Perform reads asynchronously (default).
Perform reads synchronously.
Enable atomic open+truncate support.
Enable larger than 4kB writes.
Disable remote file locking.
Disable remote file locking (BSD).
Disable remove file locking (POSIX).
Use splice to write to the fuse device.
Move data while splicing to the fuse device.
Use splice to read from the fuse device.

Module options:


Original encoding of file names (default: UTF-8).
New encoding of the file names (default: UTF-8).


Prepend this directory to all paths (mandatory).
Transform absolute symlinks to relative.


Use fusermount -u mount_point, to unmount.


affcat(1), affcompare(1), affconvert(1), affcopy(1), affcrypto(1), affdiskprint(1), affinfo(1), affix(1), affrecover(1), affsegment(1), affsign(1), affstats(1), affverify(1), affxml(1)


The AFFLIB was written by Simson L. Garfinkel <> and Basis Technology, Inc.

This manual page was written by Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <> for the Debian project (but may be used by others).

Oct 2014 AFFUSE 3.7.4