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<br><div class="gmail_quote">On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 10:31 AM, Jeremy Audet <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:jaudet@redhat.com" target="_blank">jaudet@redhat.com</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_extra"><div class="gmail_quote"><span class=""><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left:1px solid rgb(204,204,204);padding-left:1ex"><div dir="ltr"><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left:1px solid rgb(204,204,204);padding-left:1ex"><span><span style="font-size:12.8px">A configuration file in the user's home dir, right?</span></span><br><span></span></blockquote><span><div><span style="font-size:12.8px"><br></span></div></span><div><span style="font-size:12.8px">Yes, exactly.</span></div></div></blockquote><div><br></div></span><div>Can we make sure to avoid placing configuration files directly in users home directories, and instead place them into directories like ~/.config? This is in line with the <a href="https://specifications.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/basedir-spec-latest.html" target="_blank">XDG Base Directory Specification</a>. The spec is pretty straightforward, but Pulp Smash uses <a href="https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/pyxdg/" target="_blank">pyxdg</a> to avoid mistakes. There's two big benefits to doing this:<br></div><div><ul><li>Less clutter in home directories.</li><li>Guidance on what to do with other types of files, such as cached files and runtime files.</li></ul><p>Projects such as git, htop, lftp, mpd, neovim, tmuxinator, boybo, and more do this.<br></p></div></div></div></div>
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