FAM, the File Alteration Monitor, provides an API which applications can use to be notified when specific files or directories are changed. It comes in two parts: fam, the daemon which listens for requests and delivers notification, and libfam, a library which client applications can use to communicate with fam.
FileType is a file type detection engine written in C. It will appeal to coders looking for functionality similar to that provided by the 'file' command. FileType is compact (less than 20K binary), efficient, and very portable. FileType is part of the family of software created from the commercial Xamime email filtering project.
Fosfat is a C library for providing read-only access to a Smaky formatted disk. Currently, only a tool and a FUSE extension that use this library can be used for reading a directory and copying a file. Smaky is a system developed in Switzerland at the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne).
GNUnet is a peer-to-peer framework with focus on providing security. All peer-to-peer messages in the network are confidential and authenticated. The framework provides a transport abstraction layer and can currently encapsulate the network traffic in UDP, TCP, HTTP, HTTPS, or direct 802.11 (WLAN). GNUnet supports accounting to provide contributing nodes with better service. The services built on top of the framework include anonymous file sharing and a virtual network providing IPv4-IPv6 transition via protocol translation over the P2P network.
Gnome Storage provides a document store intended to replace the filesystem for handling user data, an API for directly accessing Storage to utilize its advanced features, a GnomeVFS module for more traditional access, and a natural language component for generating searches across a store.
Linux NTFS provides Linux kernel drivers, a multiplatform NTFS library, and tools to create, resize, clone, rescue, query, label and fix NTFS volumes, and to undelete, resize, list, and query files for the filesystem used by Windows XP, 2003, 2000, NT4, and Vista. It also provides support for the Logical Disk Manager (LDM) that controls Windows' Dynamic Disks and is used to create software mirrors, stripes, and RAID.
PicoStorage, a lightweight "filesystem in a file" (structured storage) library, features efficient and compact storage of both tiny and large files and directories, compression, and transactions. It is highly scalable (and can handle directories with millions of entries), simple, and very easy to use.