Starling is a decentralized storage application designed for use in archival settings, where the ability to demonstrate the authenticity of a file over the course of time is of paramount importance.
# Getting started
This guide will quickly set up Starling on your computer.
You need to have a couple of things installed before you can interact with Starling:
Ensure that the Lotus daemon is running, and has fully synced.
In a new terminal window, get your Lotus API token and endpoint with:
lotus auth api-info --perm admin
Clone the Starling repository:
git clone https://github.com/filecoin-project/starling
Move into the
starlingdirectory and install the dependencies:
cd starling npm install sudo npm link
Configure Starling settings:
You are ready to run Starling!
a. Store a single file run:
```shell starling store full/path/to/file ```
b. Store a folder run:
```shell starling store full/path/to/folder ```
c. Launch the interactive monitoring interface:
```shell starling monitor ```
Check the official documentation (opens new window) for a more in-depth look into what Starling can do.