losetup-utils are three bash scripts that attempt to make the use of losetup a bit easier and faster. losetup can be fast, easy, and practical if you need to transport sensitive information over the Internet or in CD's, DVD's, or a pendrive. Also, if you want to store private data on your hard disk or in the cloud, an encrypted volume can be a convenient choice. The types of encryption can be any installed on the system.
Chnorm is a simple command line utility for setting the owner, group, and the mode of given files and directories on a per file/per directory basis, recursively. It is especially useful if you often copy files with brain-dead permissions from filesystems not supporting the Unix permission scheme. It detects executables based on their contents and sets their permissions accordingly.
FSter is a virtual filesystem implementation based on FUSE and exploiting Tracker's indexer to allow access to files according to the metadata with which they’re associated. Its behavior is highly customizable with XML configuration to describe in detail the desired hierarchy of files.
fsprotect is a set of scripts that combine tmpfs and aufs to make existing filesystems immutable. After the filesystems are protected, everything that is written will be lost when the computer powers off. It is a great tool for testing and for public computers like those in schools, libraries, etc. It is also very easy to use. It is currently available only for Debian-based systems.
fswalker is an indexer and query tool for large filesystems. On large filesystems it is impossible to run tools such as du and obtain results in a reasonable time. fswalker crawls over a filesystem and populates a SQLite database containing information about each file. The fsq utility can then be used to query the database and obtain information much faster. It is intended that fswalk be run in a periodic manner so the sysadmin can monitor changes in the filesystem and produce reports.
Hgfs is a read-only filesystem interface to Mercurial repositories. The interface gives access to the commit message, manifest, and files of each revision, and to .tgz's of each revision (the .tgz's are generated as they are read). The filesystem is a front-end for the Mercurial library that comes with it. All code is written in Limbo, for Inferno.