Posted February 22nd, 2003 @ 11:03pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I was looking over my blog directory on my server and I realized that I've got about 400 files in one directory (the "archives" directory). Why? Every article goes there. Every category, every daily and monthly archive. Every .xml file for the TrackBack system. I have 282 entries and 396 files in there (prior to this one).
I desperately want to move everything to a /2003/02/22/title.php format to reduce clutter (MT can do this I believe). At this rate, I'll have a folder with a few thousand items in it in a few months. That's ridiculous.
Unfortunately, I don't know what the etiquette is. People have links to my articles. Even I have links to my articles. "PermaLinks" are not very permanent. I don't want to ruin the links other people have coded up, but I have to do something.
What should I do? Please let me know.