megafs(1) Mount remote filesystem locally via FUSE


megafs [-o <options>...] [-d] [-f] <mountpoint>


Mounts remote filesystem locally via FUSE.

NOTE: Be aware that reading and writing files is not implemented yet. You can only manage directories and remove files.


-o <options>

Additional mount options.

Some useful options may be: kernel_cache, auto_cache, allow_other, allow_root, nonempty.


Run filesystem in debug mode.


Run filesystem in foreground mode.

-u <email>, --username <email>

Account username (email)

-p <password>, --password <password>

Account password

--config <path>

Load configuration from a file


Disable loading .megarc


Never ask interactively for a password


Never generate and upload file previews, when uploading new files


Reload filesystem cache

--debug [<options>]

Enable debugging of various aspects of the megatools operation. You may enable multiple debugging options separated by commas. (eg. --debug api,fs)

Available options are:

• api: Dump API calls

• fs: Dump filesystem (may require --reload to actually print something)

• cache: Dump cache contents


Show version information


Local directory where the filesystem should be mounted.


• Mount remote fs:

$ mkdir -p mount
$ megafs mount
$ ls mount
Contacts Inbox Root Trash

REMOTE FILESYSTEM filesystem is represented as a tree of nodes of various types. Nodes are identified by a 8 character node handles (eg. 7Fdi3ZjC). Structure of the filesystem is not encrypted.

Megatools maps node tree structure to a traditional filesystem paths (eg. /Root/SomeFile.DAT).

NOTE: By the nature of storage, several files in the directory can have the same name. To allow access to such files, the names of conflicting files are extended by appending dot and their node handle like this:


You need to be aware of several special folders:


Writable directory representing the root of the filesystem.


Trash directory where web client moves deleted files. This directory is not used by megatools when removing files.


Not sure.


Directory containing subdirectories representing your contacts list. If you want to add contacts to the list, simply create subdirectory named after the contact you want to add.


Directories representing individual contacts in your contacts list. These directories contain folders that others shared with you. All shared files are read-only, at the moment.


Part of the megatools(7) suite.


Megatools was written by Ondrej Jirman <[email protected]>, 2013-2016.

Official website is