TRIXER creates transparent CD/DVD/removable media catalogs.
Version: 0.20TRIXER (transparent file indexer) creates catalogs of transparent file indexes. A transparent file index is an exact mirror of a directory, except that each of its file is void, thus "taking no space", while apparently having the same size of its indexee counterpart, so to describe it fully.
Operating System: Linux
This is useful for many purposes, for example you can create a catalog of your CD/DVD-ROM (or whatever removable/mountable media) library to browse its contents without having to physically access it.
The advantage over all the other already available cataloguing software (eg. GWhere, Hyper's CdCatalog, My Cd Catalog, to name a few) is that a TRIXER catalogue is a plain ext2 filesystem, with each of the indexing entry being a file virtually identical to the indexed one. This means:
- Greater interoperability, as an ext2 filesystem can get processed by virtually any application.
- You can exploit any software to browse your catalog after mounting it (eg. find, grep , ls, or your favourite GUI browser)
- Simplicity: TRIX is just a bunch of scripts exploiting pre-existent software and features.
- You can treat your catalog like any other mountable linux device, getting a wealth of possibilities to process and use it.
- Portability: there's no binary application needed to access the catalogs, it's just scripting; possibly you can mount them manually on any system having FuseCompress on it.