Mount a directory elsewhere with changed permissions.
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bindfs -

-- Overview --

bindfs is a FUSE filesystem for mirroring a directory to another
directory, similarly to mount --bind. The permissions of the mirrored
directory can be altered in various ways.

Some things bindfs can be used for:
- Making a directory read-only.
- Making all executables non-executable.
- Sharing a directory with a list of users (or groups).
- Modifying permission bits using rules with chmod-like syntax.
- Changing the permissions with which files are created.

Non-root users can use almost all features, but most interesting
use-cases need user_allow_other to be defined in /etc/fuse.conf

-- Installation --

Make sure fuse 2.5.3 or above is installed (
Then compile and install as usual:
make install

If you want the mounts made by non-root users to be visible to other users,
you may have to add the line user_allow_other to /etc/fuse.conf.

-- Usage --

See the bindfs --help or the man-page for instructions and examples.

-- License --

GNU General Public License version 2 or any later version.
See the file COPYING.