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       mount.aptfs - a FUSE filesystem that displays unpacked sources packages from APT


       mount.aptfs mountpoint [options]


       AptFs  is  a FUSE-based filesystem that provides a view to unpacked Debian source packages
       obtained using apt-get source  as  regular  folders.   Binary  packages  are  modelled  as
       symbolic links pointing to their respective source package.

       AptFs  maintains  a  sliding  window  of  unpacked sources packages - it would not be very
       helpful if commands such as:

        % find /path/to/aptfs

       unpacked the entire APT archive into the temporary directory. To  specify  the  number  of
       packages to keep unpacked at one time, use the -o max_unpacked_packages=NUM option.


       By  default,  AptFs does not verify GPG signatures of source packages. This is because the
       large number of calls to GnuPG cause deadlocking in both AptFs and  other  programs  using
       GnuPG. GPG verification is also slow.

       One can re-enable verification using passing -o secure=1 when mounting AptFs.


       AptFs and this manual page were written by Chris Lamb <>.

       This manual page is (C) 2008 by Chris Lamb and is licensed under the terms of the GPLv3 or


       mount(8), fstab(5)

                                          March 14, 2008                           MOUNT.APTFS(1)