tag structured Filesystems

Posted by A.Rashad on Super User See other posts from Super User or by A.Rashad
Published on 2010-05-31T05:35:51Z Indexed on 2010/05/31 5:43 UTC
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Let me ask the question this way. all file systems I have seen before are hierarchical, that means a root directory, with some branched directories, and so on until we have files residing in these directories. except for AS/400 file structure, where it has a concept of a Library that serve somehow as a directory but one level only.

Why not have directory-less filesystems where files are placed in a single location, but the file identifiers would be referenced by a database of tag/ file relation ships.

This way there will be no need for symbolic links, one file may have multiple relations to multiple subjects, not only a single parent directory to contain.

I hope the idea is clear.

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