In this months (June, issue 16) Linux Voice magazine, they mentioned that the 3D File System Visualizer like the one used in the original Jurassic Park movie has been ported to modern Linux machines. It was just too tempting, so I went and tried it out. I managed to get it running on my laptop, this is how it looked:
That video clip was recorded in realtime, so considering this was done on a 5 year old laptop I was quite impressed. I was doing that on Elementary OS (Freya) and these were the commands (I hope that I noted them all down correctly):
git clone https://github.com/mcuelenaere/fsv
sudo apt-get install autogen
sudo apt-get install autoconf
sudo apt-get install libtool
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libgtkgl2.0-dev
sudo apt-get install libglu1-mesa-dev
sudo make install
Then you should find the fsv program in your /usr/local/bin directory. You just need to run it.
Although in the end, it was not really as exciting as I expected ... (perhaps that's because there weren't any Velociraptors) but it was a cool thing to do. Apparently, the version used in the Jurassic Park movie was called FSN and was made for IRIX systems.