The dump package contains both dump and restore. Dump examines files in a filesystem, determines which ones need to be backed up, and copies those files to a specified disk, tape or other storage medium. The restore command performs the inverse function of dump; it can restore a full backup of a filesystem. Subsequent incremental backups can then be layered on top of the full backup. Single files and directory subtrees may also be restored from full or partial backups.
fistgen is the FiST language code generator, used to create stackable file systems out of templates and a high-level language. This package comes with stackable file system templates for Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD. It also contains several sample file systems built using the FiST language: an encryption file system, a compression file system, and more - all of which are written as portable stackable file systems.
Rio (RAM I/O) for FreeBSD is an implementation of the Rio file cache project at Michigan. The basic idea of Rio is to make memory as safe as disk from operating system crashes. Such "reliable main memory" is useful in a variety of contexts, e.g. file systems, transaction systems, or checkpointing.
Sharity mounts shares exported by Windows, Samba, and other SMB/CIFS servers in the file system of Unix computers. It implements Resource Browsing, which is similar to the Windows Network Neighborhood (Netbios Workgroups and Active Directory), NTLM, NTLMv2, and Kerberos authentication, Microsoft's Distributed File System (DFS), and manipulation of Access Control Lists (ACLs).
This program runs stat(2) or lstat(2) on each input file and displays the results. By default, stat displays all the attributes returned by stat(2) or lstat(2). Specific attributes can be requested by specifying one of the command-line options. For better integration with scripting languages, the normally human-readable output can be forced to simple, numeric output with a command line option. This utility is inteded to be both command line and output compatible with the utility of the same name on SGI's Irix operating system.