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GmailFS provides a mountable Linux filesystem which

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 29, 2004

GmailFS provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium. This is beyond cool.

Reader comments

JeevesAug 29, 2004 at 11:08AM

Yeah great, I can’t even get a friggin account.

asshaterAug 29, 2004 at 11:17AM

suckz 2 B U

Jeeves SucksAug 29, 2004 at 12:16PM

suckz 2 B U (again)

Used up all reyhan’s invites.

ReyhanAug 29, 2004 at 12:38PM

Thats not how it was supposed to work. Sigh.

BonAug 29, 2004 at 12:45PM

Take this!… http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-626da27a07-cd8b53bedf-601ad6d0bf

EliAug 29, 2004 at 12:51PM

Thank you kind Bon!

Ben SaundersAug 29, 2004 at 1:32PM

Nothing at all to do with gmail, but The Great Gatsby gets two thumbs up and a cheesy grin from me - it’s one of my favourite books.

‘Swims and relaxing naps in the sun’?! It’s raining here in London.

JimAug 29, 2004 at 3:16PM

Google is going to lose tons of tech street cred in the coming months shutting down all of the unintended uses of Gmail.

BrandonAug 29, 2004 at 4:54PM

Whoa whoa… gmail invites without me?

scott parteeAug 29, 2004 at 10:09PM

now let’s just combine accounts and we’ve got a distributed, infinite filesystem. If I could use my 2 gmail accounts plus my Yahoo premium, I’d have 4 GB of online storage. That beats .Mac by a long shot!

kirkioAug 30, 2004 at 3:15PM

i know i’m a little off topic, but when i look at the invites that i sent out from GMail, they have a link referring to tJason’s idea of a Google Browser. i’d assume everyone would get these ads since the content of the invite mailings is pretty much the same. anyone else get this?

Hurgle McDurgleAug 30, 2004 at 4:38PM

Oh mighty lazy web, I would like an OS X version of this fine hack to use with my remaining five invites.

Steven MarshallAug 30, 2004 at 8:39PM

another one for the fstab

a nameAug 31, 2004 at 4:05AM

shhh… http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-3da4c5d2b4-1c0b87eac1-a0c347f2a8

ben.Aug 31, 2004 at 12:01PM

I’ve got two to give, if you’re still desparate…

Drop a line to 1f2frfbf@gmail.com, it may take me a day or two to remember tho…

FiniteAug 31, 2004 at 3:26PM

Hurgle, gmailfs is not likely to support OS X anytime soon, but if you’ve got root on a linux box somewhere it would be simple enough to export your Gmail filesystem from there to your mac via samba or nfs or even webdav. I’d imagine gmailfs is probably dead slow already, so one extra layer of protocol would only make it slightly more miserable to use.

Hurgle GurgleSep 01, 2004 at 12:38AM

Webdav! Webdav! I spit on Webdav. Linux is a floozie who promises you everything and leaves you sobbing with scripts that never work quite right.

LodeSep 02, 2004 at 8:30AM

if anyone is still looking for invites, drop me a line lodevermeiren at gmail, I’ve got several left

margaretSep 03, 2004 at 11:18PM

i have 4. MadamM at… well, you know.

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.