Common Filesystem Access

By Ian James Campbell1, Rob Campbell (contributor)1

1. Purdue University

Running independently or acting as a file access dialog, this utility provides a consistent user experience for selecting and managing files and directories across various storage systems.

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Version 0.91 - published on 25 Sep 2015

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A consistent and familiar user interface for managing files within hub workspaces (tool sessions).  


  • Standard file/folder features (create, open, rename, delete, cut/copy/paste, sort, etc.)  
  • Run as a standalone file management application or as an open/save dialog for another tool
  • Native hub upload/download features 
  • Connect to an SFTP server 
  • Connect to iData datasets
  • Stage files from remote, unmounted filesystems in a local directory. After local access, write changes back to remote location.
  • Provide shortcuts to existing folders (session, sdata, for example) 
  • Compress or extract ZIP or TAR archives

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  • Ian James Campbell; Rob Campbell (2015), "Common Filesystem Access,"

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