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[3]: Not just tagging
by Zifre on Sat 6th Nov 2010 20:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not just tagging"
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Unfortunately, you've pretty much described an inode, and how filesystems generally work already. Especially a directory being a special file that contains other file ID (sorry, inode) references.

Except that you can't open a file by inode number. File paths/names are the main interface, and inodes are mostly just an implementation detail (except when dealing with hard links and other special files).

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