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Re: Dot files, get them out of the way

Thanks Ralph, I guess it would do it.
But I didn't plan to separate the conf files completely, I was hoping for a solution more alike Wilko's (if it works).
After all we all have .config file in our home directory.
It makes sense that all applications write their conf files there, instead "randomly" all around home directory. I was hoping for a way to force that.
I do not know if this is possible, nor how to do it.
It's funny that /etc is so well organized, but noone cares to do the same with the conf files *for users*.
...or is it just me?

On 07/08/2013 03:04 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
On Mon, 2013-07-08 at 14:44 +0200, ha wrote:
Would you care to explain how to accomplish that setup?
It would be nice to have only one file that contains configuration (like
etc/, let's say .conf/) and not to have to search trough two dozens of
dot files every time I click on the "Browse" button in whatever
application - just to find documents/ work/ or data/ directory...

An example for a user that doesn't have the home in /home:

[rocketmouse@archlinux ~]$ grep 100 /etc/passwd

So home for the user "rocketmouse" is /home/rocketmouse, but
home for the user    "chuser"      is /.chuser.

I don't have a directory /home/chuser, but I simply could run
"mkdir /home/chuser, than all the config files still would be placed
in /.chuser, but I could add my /Documents, /Work etc. directories
in /home/chuser.

However, it doesn't make sense to separate hidden files, I add this
"strange" user and the /home outside of /home for other reasons.

Important files for users are:

"/etc/shadow 	Secure user account information
/etc/passwd 	User account information
/etc/gshadow 	Contains the shadowed information for group accounts
/etc/group 	Defines the groups to which users belong
/etc/sudoers 	List of who can run what by sudo
/home/* 	Home directories" -

I guess it doesn't differ for Debian.

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