[pmwiki-users] Sub-dividing page files into sub-folders within each Group folder
kirpi at kirpi.it
kirpi at kirpi.it
Sun Dec 18 08:07:17 CST 2011
Although having many page files should not, as a principle , be a
problem on a Linux system, my practical experience is that it might
be safer to avoid too large directories, maybe keeping files in the
range of hundreds and trying not to go beyond one thousand *per
directory*, more or less.
Pmwiki already has a well tested way to subdivide wiki.d/ into
subdirectories according to page group, creating and handling
per-group subdirectories .
Yet, if one is pretty active in publishing, after a couple of years a
single wiki.d/Subject folder might well be pretty full with some
thousands of files, which might not desirable.
One "natural" approach to this issue would be to further sub-divide
page files into sub-folders within each group, creating and handling
sub-directories named by pages first letter, like in
Main.HomePage -> wiki.d/Main/H/Main.HomePage
Main.SomePage -> wiki.d/Main/S/Main.SomePage
Site.SomePage -> wiki.d/Site/S/Site.SomePage
Of course such a setting could also be enabled just per-group where
appropriate (i.e. not on the Site group, say on Blog or News groups
Pm set up years ago a very similar solution  which is where I took
the idea from and which gives me the impression that sub-dividing page
files into sub-folders within each group should not be an hard task at
all (yet beyond my personal skill).
I tried to research more among PITS, mailing lists and pmwiki pages of
all sorts, but found no other ideas to bring this issue forth (did I
miss anything, perhaps?).
Also, I naively tried to mimic/altering Pm settings in , changing
instances of "group" with "name", in different combinations, also for
$UploadPrefixFmt variable, without results.
Does anybody envision a more skilled and useful contribution than mine, please?
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