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: Use directories as tags
by BlueofRainbow on Fri 5th Nov 2010 13:13 UTC in reply to "Use directories as tags"
BlueofRainbow
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How about the reverse - being able to organize the tags (or selected tags) in some form of hiearchy/structure?

For the operating system, a file is simply an unique identifier of an object and the location of this objecte on the storage medium. Other necessary stuff comes with it too like access rights, general attributes, and tags but these are add-ons to ease the management of these objects.

Isn't a directory/folder simply a list of files grouped together by some rules?

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