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[3]: Tagged filesystems
by dagw on Fri 5th Nov 2010 10:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Tagged filesystems"
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I suppose if the tagging system was fast and robust enough you could simulate directories using tags. Add a layer on top your shell/filemanager so that when I type ls /foo/bar or click on the /foo/bar folder you list all files tagged with "dir:/foo/bar". Moving a file would simply mean retagging it, symlinking would mean adding a new "dir:" tag etc.

I'm not sure if this is actually a good idea, but I'd love to see someone implement it and find out.

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