This article is about naming files in a meaningful way. Naturally files should have unique names so we don't end up with several files with the same or very similar names. This article takes file naming one step further by looking at how the file name itself can carry useful information about the file.
This article continues on from the article about [[
Portable_Filenames]] where the purpose is looking at what characters (letters, numbers and symbols) we can have in our file names, and other limits on a file naming system.
= Why meaningful filenames =