shell function which allows you to tag files by creating symbolic links directories in a 'tags' folder.

tag() { local t="$HOME/tags/$1"; [ -d $t ] || mkdir -p $t; shift; ln $* $t;}
The tag function takes a tag name as its first argument, then a list of files which take that tag. The directory $HOME/tags/tagname will then hold symbolic links to each of the tagged files. This function was inspired by tmsu (found at https://bitbucket.org/oniony/tmsu/wiki/Home). Example: tag dog airedale.txt .shizturc weimeraner.pl This will create $HOME/tags/dog which contains symbolic links to airedale.txt .shizturc and weimeraner.pl

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By: bartonski
2012-02-08 12:40:45

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But it only works with arguments with absolue paths, if you use relativa paths the links will only works in the same directory where the tags were created.
flxndn · 494 weeks and 4 days ago
Egad, that's frustrating... hard to fix in a one-liner.
bartonski · 494 weeks and 4 days ago
changed call to ln so that it creates hard links rather than symbolic... not being able to use relative paths is more of a hindrance (for me) than not being able to tag files across file systems.
bartonski · 494 weeks and 4 days ago
flxdn: I assume your full path function was to fix the issue? I'm holding off on posting the alternative using readlink.
MeanderingCode · 494 weeks and 3 days ago
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DanielNUnderwood · 12 weeks and 6 days ago
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samkarol · 4 weeks and 6 days ago
Can this function help me tag my dog easily? I need this because I have trouble with dog boarding dallas, and if your function works like the way it's supposed to, everything will be good for me.
KayGasaway · 4 hours ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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