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]: Already possible with ln
by cristoper on Sat 6th Nov 2010 15:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Already possible with ln"
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Yes. A naive solution is not difficult. You just need wrappers around ln and rm that update an index whenever a link is created or removed. And then a tool to search the index and list all of the names of a given file (like 'update' but just for hard links).

Of course ln and rm are not the only tools that can create and remove links, so a better solution would be to handle it at the system call level... or at the filesystem level, which I guess is sort of what this article is suggesting.

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