Apache Commons VFS 2.0

This is a Virtual File System library for Java
It is a component for treating files, SMB, FTP, ZIP and such like as a single logical file system.

Commons VFS provides a single API for accessing various different file systems.

It presents a uniform view of the files from various different sources, such as the files on local disk, on an HTTP server, or inside a Zip archive.

VFS is splitted into core, examples and sandbox.

Main features:

  • A single consistent API for accessing files of different types.
  • Support for numerous file system types.
  • Caching of file information. Caches information in-JVM, and optionally can cache remote file information on the local file system.
  • Event delivery.
  • Support for logical file systems made up of files from various different file systems.
  • Utilities for integrating Commons VFS into applications, such as a VFS-aware ClassLoader and URLStreamHandlerFactory.
  • A set of VFS-enabled Ant tasks.

last updated on:
November 30th, 2011, 6:18 GMT
developed by:
Apache Software Foundation
license type:
Apache License
operating system(s):
Windows / Linux / Mac OS / BSD / Solaris
C: \ File Management \ System and File Management Tools


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