Using FUSE,fuse-python and leoBridge it is possible to get Leo to act as a file system. This works on Linux only.

Having a Leo file system opens some very interesting possibilities including,

Many standard tools work directly with Leo, including file browsers, editors, search tools.

Here are some screen shots of a prototype on Ubuntu Linux.

Leo's standard 3-panel view can be recreated using a file explorer and an tabbed text editor.

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The tree view has very rich controls now, including copy and paste

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In addition, the OS or window manage gives some nice options like adding colour and graphics to nodes.

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