Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 818408
directory link enhancements
Last modified: 2014-12-01 18:15:34 EST
Description of problem:
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.