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avfs 1.1.5

Virtual file system that allows browsing of compressed files

AVFS is a FUSE-based filesystem that allows browsing of compressed files. It provides the mountavfs command that starts a small avfsd daemon. When a specially formatted path under ~/.avfs is accessed, the daemon provides listings and content access on the fly. The canonical form of virtual file name is:


Example file names:

  • ~/.avfs/home/user/archive.tar.gz#ugz#utar/path/file

  • ~/.avfs/#http:localhost|some|path

emacs-dired-hacks has dired-avfs module which enables seamless integration with avfs.


Install avfs 1.1.5 as follows:

guix install avfs@1.1.5

Or install the latest version:

guix install avfs

You can also install packages in augmented, pure or containerized environments for development or simply to try them out without polluting your user profile. See the guix shell documentation for more information.