well-known user folders, a proposal

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Thu Feb 22 05:15:52 PST 2007

On Thursday 22 February 2007 14:07, Alexander Larsson wrote:

> Several people have proposed using symlinks like this. It certainly
> makes it very easy to use from a shell. However, there is imho a clear
> risk that such filenames (like ~/.mdk-folders/.desktop/) escape to the
> user in an unresolved form and end up exposing internal implementation
> details in e.g. the file chooser. Thats why I avoided them in my
> version.

Symlinks also have the problem of sometimes not being available.
I have seen several questions asking how to use a home directory (and more 
specifically KDE) mounted from a remote host, where the remote host is having 
a broken/incomplete implementation of CIFS (usually a Windows system) and 
can'tdo symlinks.

Sure, it is just a small percentage, but if one can avoid it, maybe one 

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