2022 was the year I finally joined one of these great religions that forbiddens one to use
~/Desktop. Actually this religion states that everything local should be on a NAS and then mounted. For not loosing any data, ya know?
So anyways my questions are has follow: in this never ending quest for system configuration perfection there is a file called
~/.config/user-dirs.dirs which contains :
# This file is written by xdg-user-dirs-update # If you want to change or add directories, just edit the line you're # interested in. All local changes will be retained on the next run. # Format is XDG_xxx_DIR="$HOME/yyy", where yyy is a shell-escaped # homedir-relative path, or XDG_xxx_DIR="/yyy", where /yyy is an # absolute path. No other format is supported. # XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Desktop" XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/Downloads" XDG_RUNTIME_DIR="/tmp/runtime-root" #XDG_TEMPLATES_DIR="$HOME/Templates" #XDG_PUBLICSHARE_DIR="$HOME/Public" XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR="$HOME/Documents" XDG_MUSIC_DIR="$HOME/Music" XDG_PICTURES_DIR="$HOME/Pictures" XDG_VIDEOS_DIR="$HOME/Videos"
I understand that if I am not using
~/Public I can
rm ~/Public and then should technically comment it away from this file. Or perhaps remove the line. I also understand that not doing so will result in the dir being recreated after reboot.
If I already replaced all of my home folders for a symlink pointing to the NAS, do I need to keep this file? Can I just purge it and never care again? If purged, will it ever get recreated after a distribution upgrade for example? etc
~/Documentsis now a symlink pointing to a
sshfsmount what is the implication of keeping this file? Anything?
Bonus question: does anybody run this kind of setup right now and has tips to share in order to facilitate the overall UM integration?
Currently am on 22.10.