Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Nov 2010 22:40 UTC, submitted by rhyder
Linux "For a fairly scruffy looking guy, I have a surprisingly healthy approach to organising my files. However, I'm constantly pushing up against the limitations of a system that is based around directories. I'm convinced that Linux needs to make greater use of tagging, but I'm also beginning to wonder if desktop Linux could abandon the hierarchical directory structure entirely."
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RE[2]: Tagged filesystems
by Tuishimi on Fri 5th Nov 2010 00:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Tagged filesystems"
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Exactly... but why abandon directories? Why not have both? I don't see their functionality as mutually exclusive but instead complement one another. I don't think the article is actually suggesting doing away with directories so much as advocating the use of tagging and that it could be better in certain circumstances.

Anyway, yeah, tagging/file attributing is a nice thing. I love using it in mail (postbox) and would really love the ability to relate groups of files by tagging them (yet also contain them in separate directories).

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