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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Tags are helpful, but they shouldn't replace the organization which naturally comes from the current FS model. It's pretty easy to sort files now by setting up folders in the style of


Switching to a tag-based or DB-based file system trades one set of problems for another.

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