Re: Cleaning up $HOME [was: Re: .hidden files? what dos that mean? ]

On Tue, 2003-07-01 at 16:20, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Ryan McDougall">
> > I consider this to be a hack.
> You may consider James' example to be a hack, but the functionality is very
> useful beyond purely technical user aesthetic issues. See Mac OS X, for
> example, which has a visibly complete UNIX filesystem that you do not see in
> the Finder. How? Sensible .hidden files.
> The lengthy arguments about home directory dotfiles are best taken to
> xdg-list, where they are almost on topic. :-)

It's also worth noting that (no matter how hard we try to standardize)
crappy apps /are/ going to spew stuff in various unpleasant places, so
giving people the ability to hide things is useful.


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