edejanu at route66.ro
Tue Mar 26 07:17:56 PST 2002
As I have said that this should be a must for the new programs.
And in time current programs will follow this road. All we need
is a standard.
I still hope that LSB will make thinks right: use $HOME/.settings to
keep user settings.
From: Kevin Caunt [mailto:krc at us.ibm.com]
Sent: 26 martie 2002 16:54
To: edejanu at route66.ro; lsb-futures
Cc: lsb-discuss at lists.linuxbase.org; lsb-spec at lists.linuxbase.org;
freestandards-fhs-discuss at lists.sourceforge.ne
Subject: RE: User settings
I think this should go to the LSB Futures working group.
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"Emanuel Dejanu" <edejanu at route66.ro> on 03/26/2002 08:21:31 AM
Please respond to <edejanu at route66.ro>
To: <vulture at ic.ac.uk>
cc: <freestandards-fhs-discuss at lists.sourceforge.net>,
<lsb-discuss at lists.linuxbase.org>, <lsb-spec at lists.linuxbase.org>
Subject: RE: User settings
I think that this is the way to go:
echo "cd $HOME/myrealhome" >> /etc/profile
Still will be nice if the FHS and LSB will
make a recommendation for the new programs
to store there settings in $HOME/.settings.
From: cmaae47 at ic.ac.uk [mailto:cmaae47 at ic.ac.uk]On Behalf Of Thomas
Sippel - Dau
Sent: 26 martie 2002 16:08
To: edejanu at route66.ro
Cc: freestandards-fhs-discuss at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: User settings
Emanuel Dejanu wrote:
> 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 inseteat of using $HOME/ to keep program settings
> to use $HOME/.settings/ directory ?
Nice idea, but why not try to walk before you run, and do
something easy first, like chewing granite or shifting
Truth is that it is virtally impossible to eradicate at a
stroke all programs which put personal preferences, settings,
start scripts etc. into $HOME, thus you end up with several
directories rather than just one that is a total mess.
It is a much easier - though not better - approach to just
accept $HOME going messy and put the stuff you know and care
* Why not use metric units and get it right first time, every time ?
* email: cmaae47 @ imperial.ac.uk
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