Re: Default directory for AfterStep data files

Stasinos Konstantopoulos (
Fri, 22 Aug 2003 14:58:48 +0200

don't you want to be able to backup all configuration files (as
opposed to only those of AS) and not have to backup at the same time the
data files that are just part of the AS distribution?

in any case, i'm not arguing in favour of forcing the unix file
structure down people's throats, just making it possible for people who
prefer it.


Op Fri Aug 22 11:24:38 2003 zei Dhaval Patel:

> all the afterstep stuff is in afterstep. please leave it in one directory which makes it
> easier for backing up. every once in a while i just tar up the Afterstep directory so
> that if something happens or i want to set up afterstep on another machine I can just
> get that tar and use it, all config options set. my $0.02.
> thanks,
> dhaval
> Stasinos Konstantopoulos <> said:
> > Op Thu Aug 21 10:24:17 2003 zei Sasha Vasko:
> > 
> > > Therefore it is proposed to change default directory for AfterStep's 
> > > data files to more traditional ~/.afterstep.
> > 
> > i agree that G/L/A's too much, but .afterstep would add to the .mess.
> > i'm personally fond of ~/share/afterstep, but as long as it's
> > configurable, who cares?
> > 
> > if one really wants to be a pedant, the G/L/A directory contains both
> > configuration files an arch-independent data files, so it should be
> > split between ~/etc/afterstep and ~/share/afterstep, or rather provide
> > two configuration options that might or might not end up pointing to the
> > same directory.
> > 
> > just my 2 eurocents,
> > s
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