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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Yes, it could be done
by pica on Fri 5th Nov 2010 07:16 UTC
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Look at IBM OS/400 aka i5/OS. The persitent storage of these systems is a relational database. You can even add you own tagging mechanisms simply be defining own relations between system tables and your own tables.

For sake of UNIX / POSIX (conformance i5/OS also features a hierarchical Filesystem on top of the rDBMS.

Yes, it could be done. But if it is done, Linux based OSes would not be unixoid anymore.

pica

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