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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: arch with 'special files'

From: Robert Widhopf-Fenk
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: arch with 'special files'
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 08:07:02 +0200

On Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at 12:19:39, address@hidden wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 29, 2005 at 11:39:04AM -0600, John Meinel wrote:
> > Josh England wrote:
> > 
> > >On Tue, 2005-03-29 at 11:01 +0200, Matthieu Moy wrote:
> [...]
> > >Of course.  However, I believe that full OS revision control is a
> > >legitimate need that Arch could be ideally suited for.  
> > >
> > >I'm pretty sure all the changes I'd like can be handled with more
> > >(optional) metadata.  I'm not against some scripting glue, but to
> > >do this I still need to be able to store/retrieve some metadata
> > >in the archive.
> Heh. The metadata discussion again :-)
> > If you are asking for user-defined meta-data, how is this
> > different from creating a user-defined text file listing the
> > metadata that you are keeping track of [...]
> Well, it ain't different -- and it is. If Arch provides a
> standardized repository for (generic) file metadata, it's gently
> forcing applications to agree on one mechanism. 

And there would be no need to externally care for move and
remove of the metatdata along with a file (tla mv, tla rm),
which is a PITA unless you store the metadata within the

Bye Robert

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