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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Attributes vs. Tags
by richip on Mon 8th Nov 2010 18:06 UTC
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After giving it some thought, I'm starting to wonder if Attributes might not be better to associate with file objects rather than tags. Attributes give tags some context. Attributes are key-value pairs (where the value could be some hierarchical tag. E.g. recipe -> soup -> clear). Forget filenames, but do have a way to create a filename for when transferring to legacy systems.

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