Ron Johnson wrote:
On Wed, 2004-10-27 at 19:53 -0400, Joey Hess wrote:paddy wrote:On Wed, Oct 27, 2004 at 11:28:14AM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:On Tue, Oct 26, 2004 at 03:02:02PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:5)== User specific configuration files for applications are stored in the user's home directory in a file that starts with the '.' character (a "dot file"). If an application needs to create more than one dot file then they should be placed in a subdirectory with a name starting with a '.' character, (a "dot directory"). In this case the configuration files should not start with the '.'character.I have no idea if we comply, but this is a new requirement.I think we do. This is common sense anyway, most applications I've seen do it that way.what about ~/Desktop and friends?I don't know if Desktop falls under the heading of being a configuration file or directorty. Not that I much like that directory, but like Maildir, it seems out of the scope of this FHS requirement.Is ~/Desktop a "User specific configuration files for applications"? Doesn't seem like it to me. It and ~/Maildir are data directories.
pretzalz@Pretzalz:~$ ll Desktoplrwxrwxrwx 1 pretzalz pretzalz 29 Dec 30 2003 Desktop -> /home/pretzalz/.gnome-desktop
Seems an almost implicit admission that Desktop is wrong. If I really wanted that symlink I could make it myself. And I don't use it but I thought .gnome-desktop/Desktop is where you configure via symlinks what you want to show up on your desktop.
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