Recommendation for $HOME

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Tue Dec 5 18:27:46 EET 2006

On Tuesday 05 December 2006 8:58, Thomas Güttler wrote:
> If email is stored under $HOME the path to the
> inbox directory should be $HOME/Maildir/Inbox/.

we used to use this (well, ~/Mail) as the default but more innocent users 
occasionally ended up deleting (!) their email since they didn't know what it 
was. after all, they couldn't remember making it so how important could it 
be? ;)

so one may want to be very cautious about auto-creating user-visible 
directories that contain data.

Aaron J. Seigo
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