Mountable Linux Filesystem Uses Gmail as Storage

Gmail Filesystem (GmailFS) provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium (for us Gmail users that's 2.9 gigs for free). With it you can use your favorite Unix commands such as ls, mv, cp, grep, rm, and so forth to communicate with Gmail.

Richard Jones wrote the Gmail Filesystem in Python. Check GmailFS out.

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Look at us, ahead of the curve

Shawn Powers's picture

I just read that Google is (possibly) planning to do this officially. Look at us penguins forging the path...

Read about it here.

Shawn is Associate Editor here at Linux Journal, and has been around Linux since the beginning. He has a passion for open source, and he loves to teach. He also drinks too much coffee, which often shows in his writing.

Wanna Love It

Shawn Powers's picture

I tried to get GmailFS working a few months back, and never quite got it working. The concept was so cool, that maybe it's time I go for it again. It would sure beat paying for my .Mac account at Apple!

Shawn is Associate Editor here at Linux Journal, and has been around Linux since the beginning. He has a passion for open source, and he loves to teach. He also drinks too much coffee, which often shows in his writing.