The only result of any import when I searched for this was from 2001.
In the intervening decade, have any tools/methods for mounting a tar file as a filesystem (perhaps utilizing fuse) been created?
If so, what are they, and how do they work?
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I had problems with large tar files or with tars containing many files, so I created my own alternative to archivemount: ratarmount.
You can install it with
pip3 install --user ratarmount. And then simply do
ratarmount file.tar mountfolder and unmount with
fusermount -u mountfolder.