Re: Consider following XDG base directory specification

Subject: Re: Consider following XDG base directory specification

Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2022 08:21:42 -0300

To: Dario,


From: David Bremner

Dario <> writes:

> I apologize in advance if the issue has already been raised by somebody else
> but I couldn't find anything on the bug tracker and furthermore I'm one of
> those freaks who prefer a de-cluttered home directory. ;-)
> Instead of saving config file in $HOME/.notmuch-config,
> ${XDG_CONFIG_HOME:-$HOME/notmuch}/notmuch-config (notmuchrc is a nice name too)
> should be used for unix-based operating systems according to the XDG Base Directory Specification.


> As well as keeping the home directory clean, the semantic separation of config,
> runtime data, cache data and user-local software by the spec is helpful to users
> and other tools (e.g. backup software).
> In terms of migration, I would suggest using the xdg-compilant config location
> if it exists and falling back to the current default location.

The priority of configurations is unlikely to change at this point. Too
much potential for breakage for too little gain.


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