View Full Version : Mount .rar in linux?

March 31st, 2007, 02:33 AM
I have used Xbox Media Center and have always been amassed how it could play the video file within the rar without extracting the rar file. I want to know it something like this is possible in Linux and then cross-platform. There is a windows program called WinMount that can mount rar, zip and iso. I want to make something like this for Linux and need to know if it exist already and how hard it would be. Hope someone can help.

March 31st, 2007, 11:03 AM
dunno how you see this related to programming .. but http://www.nongnu.org/unpackfs/ .. looks kinda unmaintained/beta'ish though

..maybe more here: http://fuse.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/FileSystems

March 31st, 2007, 02:34 PM
Hi there,

Like lnostdal's link suggests, any proper solution to your question would be fuse-based.

Depending on your needs though, there may be an alternative. A kioslave-style archive browser (which also already exists) would make archives appear to be mounted (a little like the way WinXP handles zip archives natively). I realise that isn't really what you want, but I thought I would mention it, since it would be easier to write.

The real answer to your question is to start with fuse.