Object representation with WebDAV, CIFS, and NFS

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For WebDAV, CIFS, and NFS, HCP includes the HCP file system

(HCP-FS), a standard POSIX file system that represents each object as a set of files. One of these files has the same name as the object. This file contains the fixed-content data. When downloaded or opened, this file has the same content as the originally stored item.

The other files HCP-FS presents contain object metadata. These files, most of which are plain text, are called metafiles. They are in directories called metadirectories.

HCP-FS presents a directory structure with separate branches for files that contain object data and for those that contain object metadata. The structure of the metadata branch parallels that of the data branch.

HCP-FS doesn’t present any metafiles for symbolic links.