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Re: $HOME/.dotfiles and FHS 2.3 (was: Comparing FHS 2.3 and 2.1)

On Fri, Oct 29, 2004 at 04:53:29PM +0200, Frank Küster wrote:

> "Marcelo E. Magallon" <mmagallo@debian.org> wrote:
> >     * bash reads and writes a number of files in ~/ (.bash_profile,
> >       .bashrc, .bash_history)
> >     * there are several directories related to GNOME (at least ~/.gnome2
> >       and ~/.gnome2_private)
> >     * vim has ~/.vimrc, ~/.viminfo (configure IIRC), ~/.vim/
> They should probably use their own directory in the future. I think this
> would really be a good idea.

It would have been a good idea when these programs were being written.
It doesn't seem at all worthwhile to endure a transition of existing
software for the marginal aesthetic benefits.

 - mdz

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