Bug 818408 - directory link enhancements
directory link enhancements
Status: NEW
Product: Red Hat Application Server
Classification: Retired
Component: jrefactory (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ted Ross
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Reported: 2012-05-02 22:32 EDT by Brent
Modified: 2014-12-01 18:15 EST (History)
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Description Brent 2012-05-02 22:32:25 EDT
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This is a suggestion or imagination of a new directory function which might fit in with F17+.  I'm not sure this is the correct place to post this but I hope the suggestion will get some attention here.

The concept is based on HTML/Ajax functionality and how that might be integrated into the shell or file manager.  When setting up a directory structure and using soft links, I thought it would be advantageous if the link file would contain a list of automatically generated links to actual directories of files rather than a straight link to the destination directory.

link file >

destination directory 1
destination directory 2
destination file 1 (click to load)
destination file 2 - size - permissions - etc

The link file would be at a lower level than an html based solution, at the OS level with a flat file backend.  It would allow a broken link, a soft fail if files are moved out of the directory or if the directory is disconnected and it would allow some idea of a disconnected drives content.

It seems like a fairly easy implementation with a minimal memory footprint, used only when creating a new link and all-around positive upgrade to the current link system.  If other OS's have that functionality, I am not aware of it.

Thanks for reading up on this enhancement suggestion.

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