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Old 07-06-2005, 05:57 AM   #1
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Question Mac OS "Colors" feature on Linux?

I've had a look around the Internet for a while now and have yet to find an answer to this question. I hear this is the best place to get answers about Linux stuff so here goes...

I remember in the old days of the Mac OS (definitely in v.6 & 7) that there was a feature for assigning colours to files and, I think, folders. Files could then be listed in a view grouped by their colour, enabling arbitrary tagging of files that were similar or of a common state (like to be archived, etc).

Is there any software or file system available on the Linux platform that would enable such a feature? A colours system would be fine - a system to add and sort by custom meta-data would be ideal.

Thanks for your consideration of this question and looking past the Mac references in the Subject ;-)
Old 07-07-2005, 03:27 AM   #2
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I remember this feature, of course, it was about creating 'families' and you could set up colours
for them. I am not sure that it exists by default in one of the main Desktop Managers.
Though I may be wrong, but it is worth a look-out for, I'll check.



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