Recommendation for $HOME

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Thu Dec 7 19:01:00 EET 2006

On Tuesday 05 December 2006 17:27, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> 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.

I'd jsut like to add that having this user visible ~/Mail directory resulted 
in several distributors pacthing KMail to move it elsewhere.

Maybe $XDG_DATA_HOME/Mail, which usually will be ~/.local/Mail

Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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