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Re: Analyse file system - files, sizes, contents, access, etc.

by wjw (Priest)
on Oct 02, 2013 at 04:24 UTC ( #1056569=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Analyse file system - files, sizes, contents, access, etc.

Only thing I have heard of or run into is Wefis which is a web based file manager written in Perl. I don't really know the status and it is not exactly what you are describing, but seems to have some components of what you want.

Perhaps you might find something useful to you, or at least get some ideas from it.

Out of curiosity...what is the interest in this? Considering the plethora of already available tools on most systems...? Not my business, but like I said, just curious...

Good luck...

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by natebailey (Acolyte) on Oct 02, 2013 at 05:33 UTC

    Thanks - Wefis may have what I'm looking for but I can't find the stats/reporting side? For a user, it appears to be largely a file management system.

    What I'm envisaging is something similar to a web log analyser.

    I'd be more than happy to be pointed at an equivalent solution, Mac-specific or cross-platform capable. I didn't dig very hard because I suspect I want to extend and customise it.

    The problem I'm trying to solve is like NetWallah's - except that tells you only about disk usage; I'm trying to take it up a level, to the information usage, ie. what information is stored in what kind of documents, how frequently are they used/modified and how does their content correlate to their filename.

    I'm envisaging a tool that will help individuals and organisations to improve their information management practice with some simple reports that guide improved behaviour.

    If this has already been done or even half done, I'll happily use an existing solution and save myself time :-)

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