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== Page history and purpose ==
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== XDG Base Directory ==
This page was constructed from information previously available in [[Post Installation Tips]] and [[Beginners' Guide Appendix]]. See [[Talk:Post Installation Tips#Duplication of effort (merge?)]] for details.
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The intended style is that of an "index" of popular or otherwise frequently-sought information. This page should contain no real "content", but rather short introductions/descriptions of a problem/application followed by a suitable wiki link for interested parties.
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=== Proposition to add 'Organize user configuration' section in 'System maintenance' and make more obvious reference to 'XDG Base Directory support' and 'Dotfiles#Version control' ===
  
That said, please keep headings alphabetical.
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Of course I agree that there shouldn't be a detailed explanation here, however I think it's also true that currently it's not very easy to reach [[XDG Base Directory support]] through links from this article: I think the best path is only from a link in [[System maintenance#Old configuration files]], which is a too specific section. What if we add a new, more explicit section in [[System maintenance]] (maybe only under [[System_maintenance#Tips_and_tricks]]?) like this:
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<h3>Organize user configuration</h3>
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Many applications store user-specific data, such as configuration files, inside the {{ic|$HOME}} folder: in order to facilitate maintenance it is important to organize those files in a rational and easily-accessible way. See [[XDG Base Directory support]] for the most commonly followed standard; see [[Dotfiles#Version control]] for common helper tools.
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— [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 14:37, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
  
-- [[User:Pointone|pointone]] 20:03, 11 January 2010 (EST)
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:That sounds good, but it'd be even better as part of a larger Backup section, with amongst others a link to [[Synchronization_and_backup_programs]]. -- [[User:Alad|Alad]] ([[User talk:Alad|talk]]) 19:42, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
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::But [[System_maintenance#Backup]] already links to [[Synchronization_and_backup_programs]], or were you talking about adding a Backup section to this very article?
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::Instead, I propose to:
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::# Rename [[System_maintenance#Clean_the_filesystem]] to #Tidy_up_the_file_systems;
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::# Rename [[System_maintenance#Old_configuration_files]] to #Organize_configuration_files;
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::# Merge my section above into #Organize_configuration_files;
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::# Merge the link to [[Dotfiles#Version control]] inside [[System_maintenance#Configuration_files]].
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::— [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 11:19, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Latest revision as of 10:16, 5 November 2016

XDG Base Directory

Proposition to add 'Organize user configuration' section in 'System maintenance' and make more obvious reference to 'XDG Base Directory support' and 'Dotfiles#Version control'

Of course I agree that there shouldn't be a detailed explanation here, however I think it's also true that currently it's not very easy to reach XDG Base Directory support through links from this article: I think the best path is only from a link in System maintenance#Old configuration files, which is a too specific section. What if we add a new, more explicit section in System maintenance (maybe only under System_maintenance#Tips_and_tricks?) like this:


Organize user configuration

Many applications store user-specific data, such as configuration files, inside the $HOME folder: in order to facilitate maintenance it is important to organize those files in a rational and easily-accessible way. See XDG Base Directory support for the most commonly followed standard; see Dotfiles#Version control for common helper tools.


Kynikos (talk) 14:37, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

That sounds good, but it'd be even better as part of a larger Backup section, with amongst others a link to Synchronization_and_backup_programs. -- Alad (talk) 19:42, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
But System_maintenance#Backup already links to Synchronization_and_backup_programs, or were you talking about adding a Backup section to this very article?
Instead, I propose to:
  1. Rename System_maintenance#Clean_the_filesystem to #Tidy_up_the_file_systems;
  2. Rename System_maintenance#Old_configuration_files to #Organize_configuration_files;
  3. Merge my section above into #Organize_configuration_files;
  4. Merge the link to Dotfiles#Version control inside System_maintenance#Configuration_files.
Kynikos (talk) 11:19, 22 September 2016 (UTC)