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Re: Policy Suggestion - User Configuration Files

On Sun, Jan 05, 2003 at 01:08:45PM +0200, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> Still speaking as a user, I'm not annoyed by a dotfile per program I
> use. I'm much more annoyed by all the useless dotfiles, created by
> programs that I run once, and never again, without even having saved a
> configuration, or done anything else that would require the program to
> save state.

I'm annoyed at things like ~/.libquicktime_codecs which got pulled in with a
recent xawtv upgrade...

% ls -l .libquicktime_codecs
-rw-r--r--    1 joy      joy         12854 2003-01-05 19:14 .libquicktime_codecs
% head -4 .libquicktime_codecs
# This is the codec database file for libquicktime
# It is automatically generated and should not be edited.
# If you canged it, and your libquicktime program doesn't work
# anymore, delete it, and you will get a new one


     2. That which causes joy or happiness.

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