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]: Not just tagging
by jonas.kirilla on Fri 5th Nov 2010 22:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Not just tagging"
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When people think "database", they might think of a userland process, some kind of metadata storage on -top- of a traditional filesystem and some periodic indexing process. BFS indices (in BeOS and in Haiku) are an integral part of the filesystem. Indexing happens in the filesystem (is done by the filesystem) at the exact time when attributes are created/altered. There is no periodic indexing process, and there is no separate metadata storage. (Which could potentially get out of sync with the target files.)

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