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asked 2016-09-27 02:39:47 -0500

deshmukh gravatar image

Running Fedora 24 Workstation.

I want to be able to tag files and then search them based on the tags.

I have looked at Documents and Files. But neither provide the option to tag documents.

I have installed 'Desktop Search' application. It is better at searching documents but not at tagging them.

How do I tag the files so I can search them later based on the tags?

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answered 2017-03-23 10:20:48 -0500

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updated 2017-03-23 11:07:30 -0500

There could be tools to convert from one system to another, but I did not search for them.

Finally if someone has a wiki (Fedora Wiki ?) where a tagging page would make sense I would be happy to contribute.

Most of the sources :

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answered 2016-09-28 06:37:33 -0500

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Sounds like you are searching for a DMS (Document Management System). Take a look at this. Maybe one of this systems can provide you with the wanted functionallity.

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@jake these seem too complicated. I wanted something much simpler. Let's say, like Shotwell lets me tag photos.

deshmukh gravatar imagedeshmukh ( 2016-09-30 01:28:26 -0500 )edit

@deshmukh Yeah, these are fully fledged systems,... i did some research and found that most common linux filesystems support something called "Extended file attributes (xattr)" that enable users to associate computer files with metadata not interpreted by the filesystem. So there must be some software out there setting up on this feature, but i did not find any,... What i found is this: How to Manage Files on Linux with TagSpaces.

jake gravatar imagejake ( 2016-09-30 05:05:12 -0500 )edit

@jake tagspaces is useful. But is it open source? Plus there is this usual fuss about a pro version and so on ...

deshmukh gravatar imagedeshmukh ( 2016-10-02 10:22:06 -0500 )edit

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