A tag-based filesystem for ubuntu
It would be great if a tag-based filesystem (maybe over FUSE) could be implemented. For example, in my work I have to consult a great number of papers, stored as PDF documents. Obviously I do not remember the names of all of them by heart, so keeping them in just one directory is not possible (it would take hours each time I want a particualr paper). However, it is very hard to keep them separated in directories, since most of the papers do not belong to exactly one category: when I have to look for a particular document, I always have to try several directories before finding the right one. If I could easily tag them and easily find them via command line, I would save huge amounts of time. I would pay for such a thing (and many other people would)!!!
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- Proposed for jaunty
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Collected related links
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TagFS - "Tag Semantics for Hierarchical File Systems"
paper by Stephan Bloehdorn and Max Völkel, 2006
dhtfs - "Tagging based filesystem, providing dynamic directory hierarchies based on tags associated with files"
a usable implementation, last release 2007
Tagsistant - "A reasoning semantic filesystem for Linux and BSD"
project under active development
Leaftag - "Tagging for the Linux desktop"
another implementation, last release 2006
Cluug -- former Gnowsis project
commercial(?), currently in closed alpha program
Defunct/dead links for reference:
Delicious Style File Tagging/Tagfs Perl Script
SemFS (formerly TagFS) - "a semantic file system to be used under Linux as a user level file system via FUSE"
Universität Koblenz Landau
Student Project "Gnowsis"