File System Visualizer

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File System Visualizer
FSV-OSX-screenshot.png
File System Visualizer showing a user's home directory on Mac OS X
Developer(s) Daniel Richard G.
Stable release 0.9 / September 8, 1999 (1999-09-08)
Written in C
Operating system Unix-like
Available in English
Type File manager
License GNU Lesser General Public License
Website http://fsv.sourceforge.net/

File System Visualizer, also known as fsv, is a 3D file browser using OpenGL, created by Daniel Richard G. It is a clone of SGI's fsn file manager for IRIX systems, aimed to run on modern Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. It is capable of representing file systems in two ways - in MapV mode, files and directories are represented as cuboids of equal height, with the size of the cuboid representing the size of the file or directory, and in TreeV mode, files and directories are shown in a more conventional tree manner, with links between parent directories and subdirectories, and columns of various height (indicating file size) on top of the directories to represent the files inside. In both of these modes, a standard 2D tree representation of files and directories is displayed on the left of the window. The mouse can be used to rotate the 3D representation of the file system, and an "Eagle Eye" function shows the representation from an overhead view. File System Visualizer is also capable of manipulating the files and directories it shows.

File size limit[edit]

There is a limit in the file sizes fsv can handle. The maximum file size is 4 Gb. Bigger files will not be shown, and will not contribute to the size of a folder.

See also[edit]

  • fsn, the 3D file manager which inspired File System Visualizer

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