Not a direct answer to your question, but you might want to look at fusecompress
to reduce you storage requirements on you hard drive. With fusecompress
you define a directory on your system to hold compressed files, and any (compressable) file added to the directory is automatically compressed. Mounting the directory allows you to access it as though the contents were not compressed.
On my system I keep a compressed directory of several hundred books (Mostly from Baen Books) in a "Compressed Books" directory, which I access as "Books" by placing the script, below, to be run from .kde/Autostart
# Mount a compressed file system
# Are we using the same directory for compressed and uncompressed data?
[ "$compressed" = "$uncompressed" ] && args="$args",nonempty
# Skip the mount part if the target is already mounted
mounted=$(mount | grep "$uncompressed")
if [ -z "$mounted" ]
fusecompress -o "$args" \""$compressed"\" \""$uncompressed"\"
Oh, if you're interested, here's what the Autostart
desktop file looks like:
$ cat .kde/Autostart/Uncompress_Book.desktop
Note: I just moved to F14 from F13, and fusecompress
was not working properly with its default compression method (lzo), but recompressing my compressed directory with a fusecompress_offline -o fc_c:lzma Compressed\ Books/
seems to have fixed the problem.