Is it possible that one physical file could represent more than one
resource? Let's say, some file format of other application which
contains multiple brushes. Or some file format which contains multiple
types of resources (brushes, patterns, etc).

If such case should be handled, we could look at such file as some
special kind of directory:
/home/aaa/bbbb_favorites.col#brush1

This way it should be possible to handle various collection formats
from other application.

About sharing resources:
There was a suggestion, that when user want's to share resources, they
could be exported to some kind of archive. If collection handling
would be supported, it would be possible for user to access archive
directly and for administrator to put some archives to read-only
network folder and user could load those resources without the need of
extracting and copying to local folder.
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