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 phoenix on Fri 5th Nov 2010 17:14 UTC in reply to "To sum it up..."
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So in my opinion, a better idea would be to offer an automatically-generated hierarchy in order to make search functionalities more discoverable.


Yet another way BeOS was released to world before its time. ;) This was implemented in the file manager and the filesystem. Supposedly, it worked well (never used BeOS myself).

This is something I really like about Zimbra. You can save a search anywhere in your folder tree, and it will update the results every time you "open" the "folder". Works quite nicely, with a barely noticeable 1s lag.

Say, if I look for music, I go in Search/Music. That folder full of symlinks is automatically updated


Why symlinks? Why not just show the files themselves?

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