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Software Heritage virtual file system

Project description

User-space POSIX filesystem to browse the Software Heritage archive, as if it were locally available.

Built using the FUSE framework.


A live demo of SwhFS in action is available as a screencast.


In addition to accompanying technical documentation, SwhFS is also described in the following scientific paper. If you use SwhFS for your scientific results, please acknowledge it by citing the paper as follows:


Thibault Allançon, Antoine Pietri, Stefano Zacchiroli. The Software Heritage Filesystem (SwhFS): Integrating Source Code Archival with Development. In proceedings of ICSE 2021: The 43rd International Conference on Software Engineering, May 2021, Madrid, Spain. IEEE 2021.

Links: preprint, bibtex.

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