new version of home-lib

Jörg Sommer joerg at
Fri Sep 30 20:45:12 UTC 2005

Hallo G.,

G. Milde schrieb am Thu 22. Sep, 12:52 (+0200):
> On 21.09.05, Jörg Sommer wrote:
> > How do you think about supporting .jed/jedrc or jed.rc? I don't like
> > hidden config files in subdirectories.
> I would prefer ~/.jed/jed.rc (jedrc would become the third name for
> the configuration file).

I read, we must use this form, because the new FHS recommends this.

,----[ FHS 2.3 ]---
| User specific configuration files for applications are stored in the user's
| home directory in a file that starts with the '.' character (a "dot file"). If
| an application needs to create more than one dot file then they should be
| placed in a subdirectory with a name starting with a '.' character, (a "dot
| directory"). In this case the configuration files should not start with the '.'
| character.

> Support for this could be done easily, if we drop the backwards
> compatibility for users that set up ~/.jed/ but do not move their
> ~/.jedrc:

Because the FHS recommends the configuration file in the directory, we
should really drop it.

> This way JED would look for ~/.jed/.jedrc and then ~/.jed/jed.rc but
> never for JED_ROOT/lib/jed.rc (which is what we want).

And what about ~/.jedrc?

> I would like to do this, but I am unsure whether others would
> complain about broken compatibility.

No, do it. It is alright. Jed should support: ~/.jedrc and ~/.jed/jed.rc.
What else is searched for, may be never mind.

Regards, Jörg.
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