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: Already possible with ln
by bogomipz on Sat 6th Nov 2010 11:03 UTC in reply to "Already possible with ln"
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Yes. What is lacking with hard links is the ability to find other names for the same file, without traversing the file system tree. So there is no easy way to delete something (it happens when you remove the last link to the inode), and you can't list which tags/directories a file is currently associated with.

Well, you can do it with `find`, but it is too slow to be practical. I'd say fix this problem rather than establish a new way to tag files.

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