$HOME/.config/ Directory Not Specified in FHS

Patryk Zawadzki patrys at pld-linux.org
Wed May 28 15:20:26 PDT 2008

On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 10:05 PM, Daniel Yek <dyek at real.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> The purpose or usage of $HOME/.config/ directory are specified in XDG
> Basedir Spec., Desktop Menu Spec. Shared configuration system Spec., and
> used by xdg-user-dirs utility. (See Resources below.)
> It (~/.config/) is not included in the FHS spec. though.

I'm confused. What does FHS have to do with your $HOME dir contents?
Also please note that XDG config dirs and XDG user dirs are meant to
be configurable (and the latter are usually translated).

FHS is there so third party vendors and application authors know what
to expect and where to look for various resources. No package will
ever place any files in your homedir at installation time (and can't
know it's place as your user login is not part of FHS either).

Patryk Zawadzki
PLD Linux Distribution

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