Re: My thoughts on icons and meta-data

Mark Andrew Hulme-Jones <> writes:

> > Does this handle the situation where some file manipulation is done
> > via the file manager, and some is done via the command line? I can 
> > see a .info file getting badly out of sync if things are done at the
> > command line instead of using the file manager. (particularly 'mv')
> No, doing things with the command line would mean that the database would
> get out of sync with the filesystem. Note that there is a huge advantage
> here of a database rather than .info files, given that should this
> out-of-syncness actually happen, it's far easier for the filemanager to
> compare the contents of a database with the actual filing system and
> delete/add entries accordingly, with .info files, you have to find the
> .info files first and even then you don't know what file on the filing
> system that they _used_ to correspond to, so you have virtually no idea
> what to do with them.

Actually this still leaves an open issue. If user1 has db somewhere in
~user1/.gnome/db and user2 has it in ~user2/.gnome/db, then user2 will
not be able to correctly access the files generated by user1's

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