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Old 21st September 2005, 04:48 AM
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As recent user of fedora 4 I discovered that in my home directory I have quite a few hidden files. I have read the q&a in the general forum on hidden files and what I wasn't able to find in them was 1. what are they for? 2. how did they get there? 3. do I do anything with them i.e. remove? I have to say that it is great to be able to get such comprehensive help as I have in these forums.
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Old 21st September 2005, 05:49 AM
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1. what are they for?
They mostly are configuration files of apps. e.g. Which skin you are using for xmms saved in hidden .xmms
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2. how did they get there?
They are placed there with apps installations.
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3. do I do anything with them i.e. remove?
Highly recommend DON'T remove them except you know what you are doing. When an app have been uninstalled, you can remove its hidden file or folder.
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Old 21st September 2005, 12:45 PM
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Thx Alerander for the that important info greatly appreciated.
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