Creating tags

Creating tags in Supertag is accomplished by creating a directory (a tagdir). To this end, you can use any tool that creates directories. The primary motivation for creating tagdirs is to then link files to them. The tag binary doesn’t require the existence of tagdirs in order to link files to them, so we only show the file browser and system command methods here.

File browser GUI

To create a tag in your file browser, usually you can right-click and select “New Folder”. The folder that you create will be a tag.


mkdir /mnt/myfiles/pdfs

This will create the pdfs tagdir in your myfiles collection. You may also create multiple tags at once and pin them with the -p argument to mkdir:

mkdir -p /mnt/myfiles/pdfs/programming/rust