>From: Paul DuBois <paul@stripped>
>At 12:58 +0200 10/10/02, Alex Polite wrote:
>>Is there any way I could display a MySQL database as a filesystem
>What does that mean?
There's a long (though obscure) history of using database-like engines as filesystems.
There are considerable advantages, such as user-defined file metadata, journalling, simple
to implement automatic version control, super-fast searching, etc, that would make this
attractive to many folks.
I believe the Pick operating system from the 70's had a database filesystem, for example.
It was popular among business types. As I recall, it also had a BASIC command interpreter
as its primary way of interacting with the system.
Today's "modern" operating systems really stopped evolving in the 80's. Many ideas like
database filesystems never really got a chance to show their utility.
I agree that it would be interesting to slide MySQL under a filesystem, but it sounds like
a lot of work!
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