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Standards for Path and Filename Nomenclature

Personal Standards For Path and Filename Terminology

I've been writing and designing Unix-based software for 20+ years. In this software domain, as in others, using proper names/terminology for things is crucial to conveying understanding. Despite a strong effort to name things properly, I plead guilty to being inconsistent and imprecise when dealing with names for files and paths. A recent encounter with some old code of mine pushed me to spend a few minutes to create a nomenclature that is accurate and well-defined.

I felt the need to document my conclusions and the thought process I followed in arriving at the nomenclature, thus this note.

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A Digital Image Workflow Tool

This note describes some simple software I've written called photos, which to collects the photos and videos I take and stores them in a repository for further organization and backup.

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