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From "Sina K. Heshmati" <>
Subject Re: [RT] Plugin filesystem layout
Date Mon, 16 Jul 2007 14:33:49 GMT
On Thu, June 21, 2007 7:02 pm, Brian M Dube <> said:

> Ross Gardler wrote:
>> On 21/06/07, Brian M Dube <> wrote:
>>> What do you think about organizing plugins in the filesystem by type?
>>> plugins/input
>>> plugins/output
>>> plugins/internal
>>> The core and whiteboard plugin directories are not overcrowded yet, but
>>> they feel a little unorganized. Advantages, disadvantages, other
>>> thoughts?
>> Do you mean the source directories or the deployment directories.
>> Assuming you mean the src directories I have no problem with things as
>> they are since command line completion solves all my problems and
>> having to go one directory lower is more of a pain to me.
>> That being said, I am only -0 on the idea.
> I do mean the source directories. Command line completion is what
> prompted this random thought. I would prefer to go one level deeper and
> have fewer possible completions, but it's purely preference. It will
> take many more plugins to cause an organizational issue, if at all.

The current directory structure works quite well for me. I use SSH to connect to a 
Gentoo server. As soon as I log on, the following command takes me to whiteboard 
plugins directory --quite fast with command-line completion.

  $ cd ws/repo/forrest/whiteboard/plugins

Then, this command takes me to the plugin dir I want (e.g. SKOS plugin):

  $ cd *skos

As I've noticed though, the pattern to access the 'tei output' plugin dir (*ou*tei) 
is somewhat less interesting as there's also a 'tei input' plugin dir in whiteboard,
but still.

In addition, hacking the default $PS1 helps a lot to have a better command-line
experience while working with long directory names.


> Brian

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