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]: No
by Soulbender on Fri 5th Nov 2010 19:43 UTC in reply to "RE: No"
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adding tagging at the FS level is a good idea whose time has come

I can see the benefits of this but it might be difficult in a system that is inherently multiuser since users probably want to use different tags and don't want their tags changed by others.

Tags should be stored directly in files and not in a separate database not everyone can agree on and not everything can access.

Alternatively you could just agree on a user-space solution. Might actually be easier to agree on than fs-level tagging.

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