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RE: Skel files
- From: "John Morrison" <john dot r dot morrison at ntlworld dot com>
- To: <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Cc: "Cygwin" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 14:56:02 +0100
- Subject: RE: Skel files
> From: Earnie Boyd [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Thanks Earnie, response is welcome :)
> John Morrison wrote:
> > Some of the files I have on my system which I believe could
> > have defaults...
> > .xinit Yes - But should be copied only by the
> X11 package or perhaps RXVT.
By copied I take it you mean packaged as part of a tar? I agree,
personally, I'd choose X11.
> > .xserverrc Yes - But should be copied only by the
> X11 package needing it
> > .pinerc Yes - But should be copied only by the
> PINE package
> > .vimrc Yes - But should be copied only by the
> VIM package
Agreed. I'm attempting (with this mail) to raise the profile (if
you'll forgive the pun) of the skel capabilities. I _definitely_
want them to be part of the appropriate package! :)
> > .bashrc No
> > .bash_profile No
> > .inputrc No
> > .login No
> > .logout No
Why no? Not even comments and example usage? I (as a *nix
newbie) didn't know these files existed, uses of or anything for
ages. I found them out either by accident or by viewing somebody
elses system. Even just a place holder with a comment as to
what the file is for I would have considered useful.
PS, what do you think about packaging up profile (removing that
functionality from the setup app)? What about doing the same
with the group/passwd script? Should that be another package?