- to use any filesystem tool on the files (ex. “ls -lah” or “cat somefile”)
- to be able to see all files in the bucket in the mounted location (“ls”)
- see all the files in the bucket using normal gcs api.
- see all the files using gsutil tool
The only “strange” issue is regarding folders, see the accepted answer on this stackoverflow: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/38311036/folders-not-showing-up-in-bucket-storage
(if your files are stored in a directory that wasnt created from the mount, try doing mkdir folder and the files should magically appear by doing ls again — its odd behaviour— i know, but the previous link and docs explain it very well!)