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Kevin Krammer krammer at
Mon Dec 3 02:49:29 PST 2012

On Monday, 2012-12-03, Thomas Kluyver wrote:
> 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
> up.

Ah, I see. So totally irrelevant for the discussion at hand.

I was really puzzled by that and couldn't get rid of the feeling that there 
was some mixup of cache-home and config-home.

Thanks for clarifying.

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