User settings

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Tue Mar 26 05:24:52 PST 2002


Emanuel Dejanu wrote:
> 
> For evolution we some times must break traditions.
> I agree that this is not a must but will be nice if
> LinuxBase will consider such a recomandation. I know
> that this will not happen over the night but can be.

The LSB is a place to codify existing practice, in the
most part.  If you want to encourage a switch to .settings,
you'll have to lobby elsewhere.  (Maybe start with the
kde and gnome people, as they're interested in how large
suites of programs store config info.)
- Dan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: venom at DarkStar.sns.it [mailto:venom at DarkStar.sns.it]
> Sent: 26 martie 2002 11:41
> To: Emanuel Dejanu
> Subject: Re: User settings
> 
> This is the Unix tradition, you have to live with that
> 
> On Tue, 26 Mar 2002, Emanuel Dejanu wrote:
> 
> > Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 11:30:53 +0200
> > From: Emanuel Dejanu <edejanu at route66.ro>
> > To: lsb-discuss at lists.linuxbase.org, lsb-spec at lists.linuxbase.org
> > Subject: User settings
> > Resent-Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 10:35:57 +0100
> > Resent-From: lsb-discuss at lists.linuxbase.org
> >
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have problems with how Linux keep program settings.
> > If you use many programs then your home is full with
> > lots of files and directories that you do not use,
> > directly and then your home is a mess. What you think
> > that instead of using $HOME/ to keep program settings
> > to use $HOME/.settings/ directory ?
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > Emanuel Dejanu
> >
> > P.S. I know that hey are hidden but I like to see all
> > hidden files, but not the settings (configuration) files
> > from my home.


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