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  • Running command line tools from GTK Rust applications
    The TMSU Nautilus Extension seems to require you to install the command-line tool TMSU (a tool to tag files). Source: 3 months ago
  • [ANN] New package: tmsu.el
    Hello! For some time I've been developing a package to integrate the TMSU file tagging system with Emacs and dired. While I find TMSU great, I didn't really like its UI, so I've turned Emacs into a subjectively better one. Source: 4 months ago
  • TUI file manager killer functionality that never gets implemented!
    This is why I like nnn so much. It's really simple to add plugins to it and extend it's functionality. For this problem you could pair tiramisu which is a file tagging tool with nnn to have it be the interface. Source: 8 months ago
  • AO3 metadata
    I'm writing another script to turn the metadata into tags and import it to TagSpaces, wutag, dolphin, TMSU, Supertag. Source: 9 months ago
  • Are there programs that would let me tag files to search them among many?
    A good command-line file tagging program is tmsu. I use it to tag thousands of PDFs and image files for academic research purposes. Source: 11 months ago
  • What are some useful cli tools that arent popular?
    Tmsu - it's a format-agnostic tagger. It keeps its own separate database to keep track of files and their tags. Source: 11 months ago
  • Is there a tag based file manager?
    TMSU - CLI, there is an option to have a virtual filesystem that can be displayed in your native file manager. ( Source: over 1 year ago
  • Nested File Tagging
    On the command line there is Source: over 1 year ago
  • Is organising and searching files similar to Smart Folders on MacOS possible?
    I can't really say much about sorting files with specific strings in the file names without knowing the details but TMSU can be used to tag files and to then do queries based on those tags (also a CLI tool). Source: over 1 year ago
  • We Need to Rethink the Computer ‘Desktop’ as a Concept
    Yeah, it still requires management and discipline from the user for it to be useful. FWIW I use Pinboard daily and finding something among thousands of bookmarks is a breeze. I can usually find what I'm looking for with a single tag or an intersection of just two tags. Finding anything on the filesystem is much more difficult, even with good directory structure discipline. I'm not actually interested in building... - Source: Hacker News / about 2 years ago
  • Simple and robust tag based file organization
    I am trying to brainstorm a simple and robust way to organize personal files. These include things like documents, photos, media, etc. I'm on Linux and I'm using a tag based file manager TMSU ( to tag my files. I want to avoid putting files in a directory hierarchy, because a file can belong to multiple categories and so tagging them seems ideal. Source: about 2 years ago
  • I am thinking of writing a tool for deleting files and saving hashes of deleted files, so that other versions of these files can be identified and deleted later
    Dreams aside, I know about projects like and but are limited in scope and not exactly widely used - also, as a certain Linus, they don't scale, sorry for the joke -, so the devs are not keeping things up to date, actually, some projects look abandoned. Look into them, they can provide some great ideas. In any case, look also for "semantic filesystem" if you want to... Source: about 2 years ago
  • Tags for organization
    Another CLI tool I found was TMSU which will add tags to files via commands. It was pretty old though. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Python Project Ideas (beginner-mid)
    Poppin in with another one that I kinda want to try myself. Basically this but in Python - maintaining a database of "tags" to associate with files, for filtering and searching. Already exists on Windows (not sure since when), but Linux doesn't have such an "official" tool for this, AFAIK. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Does all type of files have metadata?
    If someone is interested I can detail my workflow, it involves mostly ebooks, pdfs and standards. I use hashes, tmsu (an excelent and solid tool, and xml databases. Source: about 2 years ago

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