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Files as Directories: Some Thoughts on Accessing Structured Data within Files

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Wimmer, Raphael
Date of publication of this fulltext: 09 Aug 2021 09:53


This paper explores the concept of files as directories (FAD) as a unified interface to structured data within a file by representing such a file as (virtual) directory and the structured data as subdirectories and subfiles. Transparent conversion of files and their structured data into directory trees is to be handled by virtual filesystem providers. This allows for arbitrary applications and ...


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