Why are .thunderbird and .evolution hidden ?
Ed.Greshko at greshko.com
Thu Feb 25 07:45:14 UTC 2010
Joachim Backes wrote:
> On 02/25/2010 07:58 AM, Ed Greshko wrote:
>> Marcel Rieux wrote:
>>> I don't have much important data and I do my back-ups in the most
>>> simple way by saving my /home directory except for a few directories
>>> to a DVD. But K3B asks if i want to save hidden files. If I answer no,
>>> the .thunderbird and .evolution directories aren't saved and there's
>>> some important data in there. If I answer yes, there then is a sleuth
>>> of hidden files that are saved that I don't really need.
>>> One way around this is to copy those 2 directories and then rename
>>> them without the beginning ".". This way you miss a few files or
>>> directories if you don't also rename them -- such as .#evolution.sbd
>>> and .parentlock -- which... might not be important -- but why the hell
>>> are .thunderbird and .evolution hidden in the first place?
>> Another way around it is to use the nautilus integration with k3b.
>> Unlike k3b, nautilus has a selection for "view hidden files". Then you
>> can drag and drop precisely what you need from nautilus to k3b.
> Another simple way would be: move .thunderbird and .evolution to some
> not-hidden files and let .thunderbird be a soft link to that
> not-hidden file.
When one has to make changes like that...and remember they made
them...and why...and it conflicts with "normal" operation I, personally,
wouldn't classify that as "simple". :-)
All men have the right to wait in line.
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