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filevault 0.1.2

filevault: manage a hash directory tree and files

filevault

filevault is a class for managing a hash directory tree of files on a filesystem.

A Vault will:

  • Create a hash directory tree of custom depth
  • Spread out files to keep CLI snappy when traversing the tree
  • Scale to hundreds of thousands of files
  • Obfuscate directory paths and filenames

how to install

Setuptools:

easy_install filevault

Pip:

pip install filevault

how to use

How to create a default Vault object:

from filevault import Vault

v = Vault()

You may (and should) customize the Vault instance. Here are the arguments:

vaultpath
Where should the tree be created? Defaults to 'vault' in pwd.
depth
How deep should the tree span? Defaults to 3 directories deep.
salt
Add a custom salt for a unique and more secure tree, defaults to 'changeme'

Another custom example:

from filevault import Vault

v = Vault( vaultpath="/tmp/for-test", depth=2, salt="sugar" )

Now that we have a Vault object named v, we may review its two methods:

create_filename( seed, ext='', absolute=False )
Create a valid vault filename seeded with input. Optional extension. Relative path from vaultpath by default unless absolute is True.
create_random_filename( ext='', absolute=False )
Create a valid vault filename seeded with random input. Optional extension. Relative path from vaultpath by default unless absolute is True.

Here is a full example:

# import Vault class
from filevault import Vault

# create vault object named v, with custom path, depth, and salt
v = Vault( vaultpath="/tmp/for-test", depth=2, salt="sugar" )

# print a valid vault filename with extension
print v.create_filename( "my-first-file", ".png" )

# result:
# 3/9/3993817d4f9b3867c6db29b23c9d2ff9bb8a87d89426002adbb6ed34289d9e32.png

print v.create_filename( "my-first-file", ".png" )

# Same result:
# 3/9/3993817d4f9b3867c6db29b23c9d2ff9bb8a87d89426002adbb6ed34289d9e32.png

# print a valid vault absolute filename with extension
print v.create_filename( "my-first-file", ".png", absolute=True )

# result:
# /tmp/for-test/3/9/3993817d4f9b3867c6db29b23c9d2ff9bb8a87d89426002adbb6ed34289d9e32.png


# print a random valid vault filename without extension
v.create_random_filename()

# result:
# 6/1/6169d6ee0ac0bc63ab667fb94d9cc747df0c03596ac43e24a51b3517d74bdc42

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