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A Python API for ZFS

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Weir is a Python API for ZFS.

The API is loosely based on libzfs, but is intended to be more Pythonic rather than reproducing the C API exactly. Key differences include:

  • ZFS datasets are represented as objects.
  • send() and receive() return open files.

Weir is implemented on top of the command-line zfs and zpool commands for portability and so as to facilitate support for remote operation without requiring installation on the remote host.

Remote datasets can be specified with urls of the form zfs://user@host/path@snapname.


Requires Python 2.6, 2.7 or 3.4+.

To install Weir, simply:

$ pip install weir


eg to find a filesystem’s most recent snapshot:

>>> from weir import zfs


Licensed under the Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL).

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