Gnome policy question: dot-files...

I had a question on the (un)official policy on behavior of rc or

For example take mkisofs, not a gnome program, but I am writing a
gtk/gnome front-end.  the program will create the .mkisofsrc file on the
fly.  Should it not do this if one already exists in say
/home/joeuser/.mkisofsrc?  Should there be a toggle to use internal or
external .mkisofsrc?

In this case, I am thinking just ignore any existing file, but does that
violate any "niceness" rules?  Maybe just move the existing one to



Andy Tarkinson                "That was the day my dead     pet returned to save my life!"

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