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Re: Bug#524896: general: Home directory pollution

On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 07:58:51PM +0200, Julien BLACHE wrote:
> Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> > The package responsible for creating those directories is xdg-users-dirs.
> I don't have this package installed, yet transmission creates
> ~/Desktop and ~/Downloads each and every time I start it.
> And, no, nothing in its configuration refers to any of those
> directories.
> So this package may be part of the problem, but it's only one part of
> the problem.

I was horrified to discover in the last few weeks that Emacs now
also defaults to ~/Documents when you start it up, making you
delete the useless Documents before you can actually type in
something useful.  Is this part of some desktop conspiracy to force
us to use these Capitalised "folder" names?!

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