in reply to could be directory "virtualized" from perl, like PerlIO but for directories?

On the heavy side, Fuse::Simple lets you map a file system to Perl hashes.

FUSE is implemented at the OS level rather than being Perl specific. it doesn't require root access, but does need a server process (or at least a thread).

The files are really mounted and are visible to Perl and other processes. It's a deeper abstraction which may or may not be what you want.

As a final catch, the underlaying Fuse module claims to only work well under Linux or BSD. FUSE however is widely available on other platforms, including Windows.

I just thought it might be of interest. See also the wikipedia entry Filesystem in Userspace.

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Re^2: could be directory "virtualized" from perl, like PerlIO but for directories?
by vkon (Curate) on Feb 07, 2011 at 08:05 UTC