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: Tagging would be nice but...
by richip on Mon 8th Nov 2010 16:32 UTC in reply to "Tagging would be nice but..."
richip
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You can certainly abandon old hierarchical file systems and build a compatibility layer on top of the existing tag-based filesystem. In other words, you can have a hierarchical tag that grows like the file system. You'll have tags like "/usr/bin/cat", "/etc/redhat-release" and have the system level IO calls support it.

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