Ian Reinhart Geiser on Wed, 25 Sep 2002 22:36:20 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] .directory files

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On Wednesday 25 September 2002 10:11 pm, gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 25, 2002 at 07:51:38PM -0400, Ian Reinhart Geiser wrote:
> > This is because of a small oversight on the FS designers not to allow for
> > metadata in the filesystem.
> Pshaw. There's plenty of room for metadata in the FS. It just so
> happens it's used for storing little things like file modification
> times and such. You know, nothing so important as an icon's
> position.

On a desktop OS that is important.  I mean not on a server, but in the 
instance of desktop icon position and folder data is VERY imporant.

I think even BeOS and NeXT took into accound metadata in the filesystem that 
accounted for icon management.

Either way, its an accedemic argument, and somehow GUI filemanagers must work 
arround this limitation of the filesystem.  A small local hidden file is the 
safest and most effective way to do this.

- -ian reinhart geiser

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