basedir-spec: machine specific config files

Niels Ole Salscheider niels_ole at
Thu Sep 22 04:18:16 PDT 2011


I would like to propose to distinguish between machine specific and machine 
independent config files for the next basedir-spec. So machine dependent config 
files could be stored in e. g. $XDG_MACHINE_HOME/some_machine_hash/.

This is beneficial for a home directory that is shared across several devices 
with different form factors. So the screen resolution, positions of desktop 
widgets, power settings, ... can be stored in the machine dependent directory 
while sharing all other settings.

If you want to log from another client with the same hardware, you can still 
crate a symlink to some default directory.


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