ipfs-pack - filesystem packing tool
ipfs-pack is a tool and library to work with ipfs and large collections of data in UNIX/POSIX filesystems.
- It identifies singular collections or bundles of data (the pack).
- It creates a light-weight cryptographically secure manifest that preserves the integrity of the collection over time, and travels with the data (PackManifest).
- It helps use ipfs in a mode that references the filesystem files directly and avoids duplicating data (filestore).
- It carries a standard dataset metadata file to capture and present information about the dataset (data-package.json).
- It helps verify the authenticity of data through a file carrying cryptographic signatures (PackAuth).
Pre-built binaries are available on the ipfs distributions page.
If there is not a pre-built binary for your system, or you'd like to try out
unreleased features, or for any other reason you want to build from source, its
relatively simple. First, make sure you have go installed and properly
configured. This guide from the go team
should help with that. Once thats done, simply run
$ ipfs-pack --help NAME: ipfs-pack - A filesystem packing tool. USAGE: ipfs-pack [global options] command [command options] [arguments...] VERSION: v0.1.0 COMMANDS: make makes the package, overwriting the PackManifest file. verify verifies the ipfs-pack manifest file is correct. repo manipulate the ipfs repo cache associated with this pack. serve start an ipfs node to serve this pack's contents. help, h Shows a list of commands or help for one command GLOBAL OPTIONS: --help, -h show help --version, -v print the version
Make a pack
$ cd /path/to/data/dir $ ipfs-pack make wrote PackManifest
Verify a pack
$ ipfs-pack verify Pack verified successfully!
Tests require the random-files module
go get -u github.com/jbenet/go-random-files/random-files
Run tests with
ipfs-pack work-in-progress "spec" here: Spec (WIP).