What is a Blob (Binary Large Object) ?


blob stands for binary large object and represents the file content in binary data.

Because in a computer, all data are binary data, this name is used logically to represent any file content where the mime (type) is unknown.

Encode / Decode

All files are blob and this is the role of a third application to retrieve the binary content and then decode/encode it in the target mime (type).

For instance, if this is text data, a text editor would retrieve the binary content and would decode it into text.

File System

If a file system indicates that it's a blob storage system, it indicates then that it may store any type of content (ie any mime)

Most file system does:

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