[Solved] Taxonomies in Thunar (Labeling for the poor)

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[Solved] Taxonomies in Thunar (Labeling for the poor)

Post#16 by Rava » 23 Sep 2021, 14:01

Finally done, saved 2 scripts (the longer managing stuff one, and the small untagging one) and several .txt files that have small explanation and then code lines that need to be put into the terminal one after the other.

So, now could the real fun begin with analying your code and trying it all out.

But also Real Life calls and I remember the dozens of important stuff that is still unfinished.

So know that I am working on getting your code and your scripts working for me… but it is on the backburner for the time being.

I will post here a reply when I was able to finish the most urgent RL issues, but that can take anything between one week and several months, since one can not foresee what certain stuff will turn out when only you know is that difficult times and hard work that needs to be done is ahead of you.

But having stuff on the backburner is not there to forget and ignore it, it is just put on a shelf to wait until the urgent RL issues are solved well enough that the house is not burning down (as one of the worst outcomes, figuratively speaking)
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[Solved] Taxonomies in Thunar (Labeling for the poor)

Post#17 by frotz » 15 Oct 2021, 02:51

This is great. It shouldn't matter, but I'm running Xfce 4.16 on Debian11-amd64.

I can't tell you how long I've been trying to come up with a simple taxonomy solution for file classification. I have gigabytes of research papers and scans in PDF format that don't have PDF metadata that Zotero (e.g.) can use and I've fallen back on a simple filename/directory name to try to bring some order to the chaos but this works really well and gives me some ideas to grow on.

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[Solved] Taxonomies in Thunar (Labeling for the poor)

Post#18 by M. Eerie » 15 Oct 2021, 09:15

Glad it serves you.

I too have long been looking for a similar way of classifying to help me organize my files. And although it is very basic, I am fine with the result.
frotz wrote:
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and gives me some ideas to grow on
Don't hesitate to share ;)
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[Solved] Taxonomies in Thunar (Labeling for the poor)

Post#19 by M. Eerie » 06 Mar 2022, 10:38

As a complement to the tagging method described here, I'm adding a custom Thunar action to Open a physical symlink path. Note Thunar filemanager doesn't provide a way to open a symlink "real" parent folder.

Suggested Thunar's custom action follows:

Name: Open physical path
Description: Open symlink parent's folder
Command: thunar "$(dirname "$(readlink -f %f)" -z)"
Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl+P

Under Appearance Conditions,
File Pattern: *
and mark all options.

Explanation:
Say you have created by now a bunch of files with color/stars/whatever emblems (and thus, their companion symlinks). You can delete the symlinks but this way you lose track of what files/folders where color tagged.

The above Thunar action provides a way to visit your Favorites color folder, then point a color tagged file/folder and by pressing Ctrl+P go to the real folder where the tagged file belongs. Then once you are done, you can untag as normal and both the color and symlink will vanish.

Easier done than told

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