Mount and use UNIX Filesystems directly under AmigaOS

If you had the need to mount and use UNIX filesystems, then BFFS package on Aminet might be something for you.

Makes it Possible to mount and use UNIX Filesystems

BFFS is an AmigaOS filesystem which includes support utilities to read and write Berekeley Fast Filesystem (FFS/UFS) media. So, this package is bringing AmigaOS and UNIX closer together.

You can use UNIX filesystsems directly under AmigaOS. BFFSFilesystem allows you to mount (and use) Unix filesystems directly under AmigaOS (AmigaDOS). Function in the operating system is similar to how FastFileSystem (FFS) is used to read and write Amiga-native media. This filesystem should be compatible with most AmigaOS applications which use the Dos Exec message layer or above.

Release 1.15 by Chris Hooper includes these features

This release is an update to BFFS 1.5 which was released in August 1996, and is the first release to include full source. This version should be compatible with the following UNIX filesystems:

  • SunOS 4.1, 4.1.1, 4.1.2.
  • Amiga UNIX (SVR4) UFS
  • BSD 4.3 and 4.4 UFS/FFS – still supported by NetBSD 7.1.1
  • BSD UFS V1 (this is post-4.4 and pre-UFS V2) – supported by NetBSD 7.1.1
  • BSD UFS V2 (read-only at best)
There are a few different builds of the filesystem included in the
distribution.  The default "BFFSFileSystem" can automatically detect and
read/write both big-endian and little-endian filesystems.  It has been
tested against NetBSD/amd64 7.1.1 newfs and fsck.

The following support utilities are included:
    bffstool  cmp      disklabel  edumpfs         fsck  mknod  restore  tunefs  
    chmod     dbprint  dump       fs_file_verify  ln    newfs  sync     umount  
    chown     dcp      dumpfs     fs_thrash       ls    rdb    touch

 

So, if you are into getting UNIX File System for your Amiga. This first update release since 1996 is something to consider

Download BFFS16 from Aminet here

 

Source
Chris Hooper on Aminet

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