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: To sum it up...
by phoudoin on Fri 5th Nov 2010 11:27 UTC in reply to "To sum it up..."
phoudoin
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Say, if I look for music, I go in Search/Music. That folder full of symlinks is automatically updated by the indexing service, with the hierarchies I like (Artist/Album/Title, Genre/Artist/Title...). If I look for documents, I go in Search/Documents and can search by date of last modification, document type (PDF, Word processing, Slides...), and so on.


It's called live queries in BeOS and Haiku, and work on automatic mime type discovery and indexing.

So... see you soon under Haiku?
;-)

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