An individual top-level Supertag folder. You might have different collections for different broad groups of files, for example,
MyDocumentsor a collection related to all the files in a specific project.
- primary collection
When multiple collections are mounted, this is the oldest currently-mounted collection. If a command accepts a collection argument, but one is omitted, the primary collection is implied and used.
A tag is a label applied to a file. Tags show up as directories in a collection. Tags are linked to files in a many-to-many relationship: a tag can apply to many files, and a file can be labeled with many tags.
A filedir is how you access the intersection of the tags in a path. By default, it is the mathematical symbol for set intersection,
The on-disk folder that represents a collection. It is a portmanteau of “manifold” and “folder”, meant to capture the idea of being a multidimensional organization of files.
- tag group
A tag group is a placeholder for collection of similar tags. For example, you may group all of the photos tagged with your friends under the
peopletag. Then, whenever a person tag would be shown, it will show
peopleinstead. This keeps the filesystem from looking overly cluttered.
- default collection
The oldest mounted collection that is currently mounted. The default collection is automatically used for operations where specifying a specific collection is optional.
This is a symlink that has the inode and the device id suffixed to the symlink name. You will typically only ever see a fully-qualified symlink in the case that there are multiple files with the same base name, in which case, Supertag will fully-qualify the symlinks before displaying them, so you can distinguish between the two.
Forcing a tagpath to exist even although no files occupy its intersection. This is a useful technique when creating tags from a file GUI to tag a file with multiple tags at once.