Mount remote files over HTTP
httpfs2 is a
fuse file system for mounting any HyperText (HTTP or HTTPS) URL. It uses HTTP/1.1 byte ranges to request arbitrary bytes from the web server, without needing to download the entire file. This is particularly useful with large archives such as ZIP files and ISO images when you only need to inspect their contents or extract specific files. Since the HTTP protocol itself has no notion of directories, only a single file can be mounted.
- Versions: 0.1.5
- Website: https://sourceforge.net/projects/httpfs/
- Licenses: GPL 2+
- Package source: gnu/packages/file-systems.scm
- Builds: See build status
- Issues: See known issues
Install the latest version of
httpfs2 as follows:
guix install httpfs2
Or install a particular version:
guix install firstname.lastname@example.org
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.