Created: 2011-07-11 21:33
Updated: 2015-08-11 10:53


PirannaFS is a modern and extensible general-purpose filesystem developed in Python that uses a SQLite database to manage its metadata. The idea behind it is to have a minimal core so the user can adapt it to their own personal purposes through a plugin system, allowing from a no-files, pure metadata filesystem up to ACLs, copy-on-write, logging, network distributed or whatever the user wants.

This project won the first prize at the Madrid edition and the first honorable mention at the national edition of the V Free Software University Championship, Spain 2011.


  • Python >= 2.6 (by PyFilesystem)
  • SQLite >= 3.6.19
  • Louie >= 1.1

Child projects

Interfaces (only one is needed)

  • Python-FUSE >= 0.2 (Legacy, currently working in integration)
  • PyFilesystem >= 0.4 SVN (Current standard)
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