10 Dec 2001 tony   » (Journeyer)

New Job
Looks like I'm leaving SEARHC, and going to work for a place in Cleveland. Top secret stuff, you know.

File System improvements
I think I'd like to see a filesystem with callbacks. That is, there should be a config file (similar to crontab, perhaps?) that lists a file or directory, and when that file or directory is accessed, unlinked, written to, or created, (configured for each event), a program is run with the name of the file or directory. So, I might have a configuration line like this:

/usr/web/docs:AUWC:/usr/web/bin/update_index

Perhaps you could even do pre-write and post-write filters.

Granted, if the filesystem were database-driven, this would all be automagic. But that presents performance and security issues. I know, there are security issues here, as well, but it could Play Nice with the filesystem.

Anyway, just some rambling.

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