Filesystem using tags, not folders?

Martin Tournoy carpetsmoker at
Fri Jun 9 14:52:44 UTC 2006

On Fri, 09 Jun 2006 14:40:06 -0000, Kyrre Nygard <kyrreny at>  

> Hello!
> Just a wild thought here ...
> After noticing how much simpler it is using tags, for instance
> with my bookmarks at -- compared to hours of
> frustration trying find the right combination of folders and
> sub folders in my Firefox' bookmarks.html, I was wondering
> if the same approach could be used to arrange the UNIX filesystem
> hierarchy, from the root and up. This is just a radical thought,
> not yet an idea even -- but if somebody would be willing to think
> with me -- maybe we could make a big change.
> All the best,
> Kyrre

I suppose it could work, then again, folders also work, and having tags  
would basicly be the same as having folders.
I don't really see any advantage...

I believe microsoft is planning something like this for their new  
filesystem, winfs....

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