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Filesystem client based on GFAL 2.0


gfalFS - Filesystem client for the GFAL 2.0 toolkit


gfalFS [options] mntdir remote_url
gfalFS_umount mntdir


gfalFS is a filesystem allowing to mount any resources supported by the GFAL 2.0 toolkit.
This include any resources accessible by the following protocol : WebDav/HTTP, xrootd, SRM, GridFTP, dCAP, LFC, RFIO...
Please refer to the GFAL 2.0 documentation for the complete list of supported protocols.
The user can seamlessly interacts with grid and cloud storage systems just as if they are local files.
The protocol support depends directly of the GFAL 2.0 plugin configuration.


debug mode - does not act anymore like a daemon and print usefull information about the current operations.
guid mode - access directly to the file by the guid name on the current lfc.
single thread mode - Use only one thread to execute the operations, this cause a major slowdown of the execution but guarantee a protection against thread safety problems.
enable verbose mode - print more informations about the current execution, can be use with -d in case of problems .
print the version number.


Mount an WebDav over https directory and execute a directory listing
mkdir ~/my_mnt/
gfalFS ~/my_mnt davs://
/bin/ls ~/my_mnt
Mount a local folder in debug mode and execute a directory listing
mkdir ~/my_mnt/
gfalFS ~/my_mnt -v -d file:///etc/
/bin/ls ~/my_mnt
Mount an SRM directory with transparent file operations
gfalFS ~/my_mnt srm://
echo "Hello world" > ~/my_mnt/hello
cat ~/my_mnt/hello
cp ~/my_mnt/hello /tmp/test_hello
Mount an GRIDFTP directory and create a directory
gfalFS ~/my_mnt gsi
mkdir ~/my_mnt/testdir
stat ~/my_mnt/testdir
Mount an LFC directory and list the replicas of a file
gfalFS ~/my_mnt lfc://
getfattr -n user.replicas ~/my_mnt/test_file
Unmount an existing gfalFS mount point
gfalFS_umount ~/my_mnt/


syslog(3), gfal2(3),


Adrien Devresse <>, Jean-Philippe Baud.
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