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- Subject: Managing/Cataloging Files
- From: "Jason C. Wells" <jcw_(_at_)_highperformance_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 21:30:39 -0700
I would like to employ a system to store and maintain metadata about
computer files. It is clear to me that plain old file system
hierarchies have serious shortcomings when you must consider long term
retrievability. I am looking for a glorified "card catalog" system.
I've read about a bunch of content management systems in sourceforge,
but they mostly sound like web specific tools (Lenya?). I need to
manage HTML as well as spreadsheets, a variety of text documents, and
The software I have in mind should manage files better than a hierarchy
and it's got to manage better than arbitrary search and index. It
should use the filesystem that the host computer system uses (UFS,
OpenAFS). It should make a user's life better, especially when long
term maintenance and retrievel are considered.
What are the leading open source applications for this sort of card
catalog software? What is the geek-speak for this sort of software?
Jason C. Wells
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