I am converting some .tar.gz to SquashFS (using squashfs from homebrew) using xz compression because I want to be able to mount the archives and read the content without extrating and also because the compression is about 10% better in my case.

Now I only found one implementation of SquashFS for OSXFuse here.

I am wondering what sort of driver or shim or software would be needed to let macOS work in any way (and hopefully read+write) with SquashFS?

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If you have homebrew installed, it's as easy as running brew install squashfs, and then either unsquashfs or mksquashfs depending on if you want to extract or make a comrpessed filesystem.

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