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Month: June 2018

Re: [trinity-users] grand ~/ repository of trinity configurations?

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 19:26:02 -0700

On Wednesday 27 June 2018 14:37:14 dep wrote:
> On June 27, 2018 5:09 PM, Michael <mb_trinity_desktop@...> 
> > Yes (No?)... I do know that there are things in these directories that
> > have
> >
> > recent timestamps on my machine:
> >
> > ~/.kde
> >
> > ~/.local
> >
> > ~/.openoffice
> >
> > ~/.gimp-2.8
> >
> > ~/.qt
> >
> > ~/.wine
> >
> > Truthfully, I'd go whole hog and anything in your home dir starting with
> > a .
> >
> > I'd copy over. Too much shouldn't hurt. e.g.
> >
> > ~/.*
> Thanks very much. Problem with that is that I have a lot of ~/. directories
> that are for stuff i haven't used for years. If I were a tidier fellow --
> or if our package managers were a little more fastidious about pointing out
> configurations for which there are no longer programs, the stuff leftover
> when we do remove but not purge, or don't install the new versions when we
> upgrade distributions, the way dead links are made apparent -- it would be
> a good approach.
> Though actually, i'm starting to have a good time setting this up, so maybe
> copying stuff over won't be necessary. TDE looks spactacular on a 1920x1200
> screen that's only seven inches diagonal (though it looks bigger to me --
> and nobody make any of the obvious jokes, okay?). 

That's big enough to satisfy most people. 

> It took a few weeks using 
> the Gemini to make me appreciate a really good tiny computer. and what's
> cool is that though I don't use it much touch works on this, even with TDE.
> (For fine work there's the pointing nub.) The thing is like if a Thinkpad
> made sweet, sweet (though unprotected) love with a MacBook and this is what
> resulted.
> And to think, it all started when I asked here if there were a decent Linux
> tablet, because I was annoyed with Apple. This thing costs about the same
> as an iPod with the same amount of storage, but it's a world better,
> imho.And much smaller.
I am big for backing up EVERYTHING, including old stuff, because sometimes the 
old stuff comes back in some new renamed form, and you can reuse your 
settings. (For example, KDE becomes TDE....) 

If you have an external hard drive, I would back up everything to somewhere on 
sudo cp -r -v -f /home/~/* -t /media/~/backup/
and then you can harvest what you want later, but nothing is lost. Or (as 
somebody else suggested), just copy the config files, if you have nothing 
else of value in your home directory; 
sudo cp -r -v -f /home/~/* -t /media/~/backup/