From @dpercy on Wed Oct 21 2015 05:17:54 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currently if you want to write a file to IPFS you have to do so explicitly, with either the command-line interface or the HTTP gateway. By contrast, reading files works transparently when you mount /ipfs and /ipns.
Will there be a way to transparently write files to IPFS through its mount point? For example, suppose I wanted to use
/ipns/<hash-of-pubkey> as a personal Dropbox. I want to be able to
cd /ipns/<hash-of-pubkey> ; echo "hello new file" > file.txt, and then have
/ipns/<hash-of-pubkey>/file.txt become visible to other nodes. Will an interface like this be a core feature of IPFS, or should this be a separate FUSE application written on top of IPFS?
Copied from original issue: https://github.com/ipfs/faq/issues/64