Re: mplayer (Message sign� : )

Thomas Kluyver thomas at
Mon Dec 3 02:40:25 PST 2012

On 3 December 2012 10:08, Kevin Krammer <krammer at> wrote:

>  > What if tools in the program remember their configuration?  Losing the
> > parameter set for one tool would not make me cry, however, losing all of
> > them would.
> How likely is it that those two paths are on different media and one
> having a
> higher failure rate than the other?
> Most setups don't have $XDG_DATA_HOME or $XDG_CONFIG_HOME set so their
> defaults apply, meaning they are $HOME/.local/share and $HOME/.config
> respectively.
> Again, most setups have $HOME or even its parent directory on the same
> volume.

Kevin, the discussion about losing files relates to what you back up. To
summarise the blog post: data files are a priority to back up, config may
be backed up but it's not important to do so, and cache isn't worth backing

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