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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • We really need an alternative to complement the directory structure. Something like a light database that indexes files on their type, date and other keywords (I am not even talking about indexing the content here), so you can just select the files you want to list. I am really tired of looking all over the system for files when I know what I want but not where it is.

    Of course the problem is to generate as many of the keywords automagically, with the user being able to add more in a simple way... quite a t

    • The problem is speed. Ever worked up to or past midnight (or whenever your slocate cron job runs)? The system slows to a crawl as it thrashes all over your filesystem. Now imagine that also doing full text indexing? Yikes.

      Plus I think there are a lot more questions with complex filesystems than there are answers, for instance the problem with sending a file from such a filesystem via email.

      Personally I'd rather keep filesystems simple, and work out funkier ways to actually work over the top of those. Mayb
      • As someone else has already mentioned, BeOS tried this originally and tossed it out due to speed problems. But then, hey, speed has never been an issue that's stopped Sun's Java. Why should it stop Microsoft? Maybe advances in hardware will hide any problems.

        Being able to add my own filesystem attributes was one of my favorite things about BeOS, though. With OpenBeos making progress, I might make it a goal to get back into Perl & Ruby on the BeOS platform. Perl 5.6 never was ported properly, thou