[Thunar-dev] Recent document support

Erik Harrison erikharrison at gmail.com
Mon Jul 31 06:35:04 CEST 2006

On 7/30/06, Biju Chacko <botsie at xfce.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 31 Jul 2006 02:53:59 +0530, Erlend Davidson
> <E.R.M.Davidson at sms.ed.ac.uk> wrote:
> > The slow-down with scaling is a real pity - a tagging filesystem would
> > be excellent for linux.
> I agree, but IMHO this should be implemented at the filesystem-level, or
> at the very least by a file-system like data store. An RDBMS for a time
> sensitive operation like this seems like a bad idea.

I implemented a simple tagging system last year in Perl, with some
command line tools. It was what we might call "brute force" design

It basically mirrored the file system in ~/.labels and kept the tag
data there, with a simple grep to pull the data out.

It was a TERRIBLE idea.

And really, now that I mention it, an irrelevant aside. It was kinda
fun to write though

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