mounting hdf5 files as a filesystem

No one seems to have done it yet and not many people seem to know this exists,
so this is just a note that there is a proof of concept quality project to mount hdf5 files:

hdf5use is a filesystem in userspace (FUSE or
MacFUSE Google Code Archive - Long-term storage for Google Code Project Hosting.) to explore data stored in
hierarchical hdf5 files (see\).

All files in the directory given as the hdfuse5 root are mirrored into the
mountpoint with all hdf5 files being presented as a directories. HDF5 Groups
within the files are mapped into further directories, data arrays are files,
and attributes are shown as extended filesystem attributes. Non-hdf5 files
and directories are just mirrored unchanged.

The main purpose is to enable a quick access to the contents of hdf5 files
with normal system tools (grep, find, cat, file browser, etc.).


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