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Re: [kde] What is baloo_file_extractor and why is it humping my hard drive?




On Friday, 2014-04-18, 09:09:11, O.Sinclair wrote:

> to me it boils down to: who in the name of all possible higher powers do
> really sit and "tag" their files? So far I know noone who does and that
> includes me.

I think it is important to consider that tags are not the only metadata a file 
can have.

Quite some metadata is automatic, either inherent in the actual data itself of 
attached as part of the storage format.

Music has duration, genre, artist, probably rating, etc.
Pictures have size, timestamp, potentially geo information, also rating, etc.

Tags are only one kind of information that can be associated with a piece of 
user data.
Dismissing a concept because one form of input isn't used is to me a bit like 
saying there is no use for computers because nobody re-types all their 
handwritten letters.
As if computers could only ever be used to write text documents :)

Cheers,
Kevin
-- 
Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring

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