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[2]: To sum it up...
by Neolander on Fri 5th Nov 2010 18:49 UTC in reply to "RE: To sum it up..."
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Why symlinks? Why not just show the files themselves?

Because file indexer only has to create a lot of symlinks in the folder once, instead of having to do some database query every time you open the folder.

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