filevault: manage a tree of directories and files
filevault is a class for managing a tree of files on the filesystem.
A Vault will:
Create a directory tree of custom depth
Spreads files out which keeps CLI snappy when traversing the tree
Scale to hundreds of thousands of files
Obfuscate directory paths and filenames
how to install
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:
Where should the tree be created? Defaults to ‘vault’ in pwd.
How deep should the tree span? Defaults to 3 directories deep.
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=’’ )
Create a valid vault filename seeded with input. Optional extension.
- create_random_filename( ext=’’ )
Create a valid vault filename seeded with random input. Optional extension.
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 random valid vault filename without extension v.create_random_filename() # result: # 6/1/6169d6ee0ac0bc63ab667fb94d9cc747df0c03596ac43e24a51b3517d74bdc42
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