Originally, I thought it would take just about a week or two to get version 1 of linky done,
but it did take about a month 😅.
Anyway, it's now available as linky-db over at pypi (
linky as a package name was taken)
and provides the
So, just a reminder about what it does:
linkyis tool to tag files using symlinks without the use of a database.
I like to say "the truth is in the directory tree" after the words of an ex-colleague who said "the truth is in the code". It was his way of saying not to only trust documentation... I think.
In any case with this tool:
- initial data is moved in to a base/data directory
- tags are grouped into categories giving a folder structure of
- imported files are symlinked to the data in the base-directory
If you want to understand the concepts of how linky works read the previous blog post or the README. Additionally, I made a short video on peertube of linky in action. It shows linky initializing an unorganized movie directory and tagging the movies.
If I have the time, I'll make a video of managing a folder that has already been organized a little.
Trivia: Why a foot as an icon?
I'm terrible with naming things (this tool used to be called link-db...) and coming up with symbols. Luckily, I have a partner who studied art and while looking for ideas to represent symlinks she stumbled upon this definition of a "link"
A link is exactly 66⁄100 of a foot
The world of measurements is crazy....
Whatever, the tool is currently helping me to organize my music, videos and photos and I hope it can do the same for others.