fsv (pronounced eff-ess-vee) is a file system visualizer in cyberspace. It lays out files and directories in three dimensions, geometrically representing the file system hierarchy to allow visual overview and analysis. fsv can visualize a modest home directory, a workstation's hard drive, or any arbitrarily large collection of files, limited only by the host computer's memory and graphics hardware.

Two different 3D representation schemes are offered:

MapV view. This represents files and directories as rectangular blocks, all of equal height, and each with area proportional to the size of the corresponding file. Everything is laid out on top of its parent directory, somewhat like a Venn diagram in 3D. In the sample at left, the yellow blocks are regular files, and the grey blocks underlying them are directories. The root directory is the block at the bottom.

TreeV view. Built around a more conventional tree/leaf paradigm, this view represents
Interface: Graphical
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