Langue: en

Version: 305147 (debian - 07/07/09)

Section: 8 (Commandes administrateur)


mount.gmailfs --- A program to mount your Gmail storage space as a regular filesystem


mount.gmailfs [none mountpoint] [-o options] [-p] [-e]


This manual page documents briefly the mount.gmailfs command. This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

mount.gmailfs mounts a Gmail storage space. It is usually invoked by the mount(8) command when using the "-t gmailfs" option. The kernel must support the FUSE filesystem (see README for more info about that).

mount.gmailfs log file can be configured in ~/.gmailfs.conf or /etc/gmailfs/gmailfs.conf.

Options to mount.gmailfs are specified as a comma-separated list of key=value pairs.

Default option values are listed in /etc/gmailfs/gmailfs.conf.


Transparently runs encfs on top of the gmailfs volume.
Prompt the user for his Gmail password.
Options are specified with a -o flag followed by a comma separated string of options.
The Gmail account username
The Gmail account password
The Gmail account filesystem name. It is important to choose a hard-to-guess name here - because if others can guess the fsname, they can corrupt your Gmail filesystem by injecting spurious messages into your Inbox.
This option can be safely omitted.
The default blocksize is 5MB. Files smaller than the minimum blocksize will only use the amount of space required to store the file, NOT the full blocksize. Note that any files created during a previous mount with a different blocksize will retain their original blocksize until deleted. For most applications you will make best use of your bandwidth by keeping the blocksize as large as possible.


mount -t gmailfs none /path/of/mount/point -o username=gmailuser,password=gmailpass,fsname=zOlRRa

mount.gmailfs none /mnt -o username=gmailuser,password=gmailpass,fsname=zOlRRa


~/.gmailfs.conf various parameters.

/etc/gmailfs/gmailfs.conf various parameters.


This manual page was written by Sebastien Delafond for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

This manual page is (c) 2005 of Sebastien Delafond and licensed under the terms of the GPLv2 or higher


mount(8), fstab(5)