Re: dotfiles in user home directories
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Andreas Fester wrote:
> I already thought about the same topic
So did I.
I investigated a bit and found that some applications already save their
settings in ".config/$APPNAME". Although I am not quite sure this is the
best solution. Why not duplicate the directory structure of
"/usr/local", and do away with all the dot files instead?
/home/user/desktop (yes, lowercase "D")
/home/user/data (for your personal files)
...or more nicely...
/home/user/local/usr (or maybe "/home/user/apps", you get the point)
This is especially useful if you install some applications to your home
I strongly believe that hiding stuff from users (dot files) is not a
good thing in general. They are fine for lock files, placeholders, etc.,
but not for configuration files. On a system where everything is a file,
there is no reason to trick users into thinking that their configuration
is stored in some parallel universe, like it is in Redmond OS.
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