PDF-Filesystem

Now this is a hack: Chris Dolan has written Fuse::PDF, a Perl module to embedd a filesystem (including meta-data) inside a PDF-file. From the documentation:

The Adobe Portable Document Format is an arbitrary collection of nodes which support a tree structure. Most of that data is oriented toward document rendering, but it’s legal to add arbitrarily complex data virtually anywhere in the document structure.

By deciding on a convention for representing a filesystem data and leveraging the FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) library, we map filesystem calls to PDF edits.
Fuse-PDF can be found on CPAN, more info can be found in Chris’ journal.

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