FUSE file system for lightweight android checkouts.

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SlothFS is a FUSE filesystem that provides light-weight, lazily downloaded, read-only checkouts of manifest-based Git projects. It is intended for use with Android.

How to use

To start the file system:

go install github.com/google/slothfs/cmd/slothfs-repofs
mkdir /tmp/mnt
slothfs-repofs /tmp/mnt &

To create a workspace “ws” corresponding to the latest manifest version

go install github.com/google/slothfs/cmd/slothfs-deref-manifest
slothfs-deref-manifest > /tmp/m.xml
ln -s /tmp/m.xml /tmp/mnt/config/ws

More details can be found in the manual.


This is not an official Google product.