Filesystem layout standard?

Giles Jones giles.jones at
Thu Jul 19 11:23:28 CEST 2007

Marc-Olivier Barre <mobarre at> wrote :

> Well, there's FHS (file system hierarchy standard). But it more about
> the system than the user's music... I don't see the interest of a "My
> Picture" or a "My Music" folder. In fact, I tend to hate that way of
> doing things.
> And I think a lot of users will want to organise things the way they
> want... It wouldn't be a standard, it would be a bother.

The only reason for it is to [a] Avoid using file browser dialogs all the time, [b] Avoid the need to scan or index the filesystem to find files for ringtones etc..

The default locations for these could be configurable so people could choose their own namings.

G O Jones

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