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File a New Folder which is Copied from an Existing Folder through a Specified Level of Nested Folders

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038104D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
MacPhail, MG [+details]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to file a new folder into a library by copying an existing folder through a specified level of folder nesting. A folder is a document which can contain other documents. Each folder has an associated data area containing a list of documents immediately contained in that folder. The associated data area can be thought of as a folder table-of-contents (FTOC). Any contained document can also be a folder. The documents contained within a contained folder are listed in the contained folder's FTOC. The FTOC can be considered as a list of pointers to the contained documents. This method allows the nesting of folders to continue indefinitely. The folder, itself, can be considered the zero-level of folder nesting.