The database that can store the Internet.
Wouldn't it be awesome if you could save the entire Internet into a database? Well, you can now do so! Infinite exploits a simple loophole in your operating system to enable you to store an infinite amount of data, without using a single byte.
How it works
A file contains data, which is measured in bytes. If a file contains
it takes up 7 bytes (remember to count the newline character). If a file
Bye bye~, it takes up 9 bytes. Simple.
Now what if a file contains nothing? How many bytes would the file take up? That's right, 0! But a file can still store data, even if it contains nothing. Where? In its name of course! If we store data in its name, we can now have a file that stores data, but contains nothing, and thus takes up 0 bytes!
Here, have some evidence.
Infinite is available as a binary and also as a Go package.
If Go is installed, the following command can be run to install the binary.
$ vgo get github.com/ravernkoh/infinite/...
Otherwise, the binary for each platform can be downloaded from the releases page.
vgo to download the package.
$ vgo get github.com/ravernkoh/infinite
The binary can be used to explore existing Infinite nodes or create new ones.
# Create root node called db $ mkdir db # Set the value to "value" $ infinite value db --set value # Create a child node called "child" $ infinite children db --new child # Print the value of the node $ infinite value db value # Print the list of child nodes $ infinite children db child
Examples for the package can be found in the documentation.
Okay, jokes aside, this project exists simply because I haven't wrote Go in a while. The idea of an infinite database was just a joke I made while half asleep in class.
This project is licensed under the GNU Public License 3.0.
- Ravern Koh (email@example.com)