Use your GMail Account as a Mountable FIlesystem

How would you like to use that GMail account for something more than just email. Maybe you’ve thought of sharing pictures through GMail or backing up some important software. Well now you can with GMailFS this brilliantly useful piece of software will allow you to mount a GMail account on your linux system as if it was a secondary harddrive. This allows you to store files and run most *nix terminal commands like cp, ls, mv, rm, ln, grep and more. IMHO this opens up the floodgates for other developers to write advanced addons for the GMail accounts we all know and love. GMailFS is written in Python and uses FUSE and libgmail

For more info or install instructions please visit and support the author Richard Jones website at

If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!

Published by


I'm a self labeled Nerd who enjoys Playing Video Games, restoring classic muscle cars (i have a 65' Mustang in the works) , Running Big Data Clusters, Tattoos, Working on System Automation, Riding and customizing Motorcycles, and writing python Code. I'm an SRE with DemonWare/Activision Specializing in Big Data/Hadoop operations but all opinions and views expressed on this site are solely my own.