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Post by dphn » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:47 pm

Hi mx-team,

when I look in ~/.config folder I've found some pre-configured things but the apps for this are not part of the default installation. For example, I don't know for what is the .config/libfm folder on MX, no entry here. There are a few more of such things. I like it, when a fresh install looks clean. Take a look at recent files in Whiskermenu. I remember on MX 17 there are entries, a new clean system has no entries there at starting up first time.

Btw. All this is not necessary, only a suggestion. It's the first impression and the first look that makes me thinking, a really good work. All what is needed for the configuration, but not more. No dot-files/folders from previous releases or software that are not included in original iso-image.
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Re: .config-folder


Post by gimcrack » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:02 pm

There is something in my .config/libfm folder a file call libfm.config and it obtain this;

terminal=xfce4-terminal %s


Every Single folder in my .config file had some contents in it. After you know what's what and it's functions. Then you can start cleaning house if you want to.

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Post by skidoo » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:55 pm

For any given file that you wonder "What it is? What uses this? How did it get placed onto my system..."

dpkg-query -S /path/to/the/mysterious/file

https://manpages.debian.org/jessie/dpkg ... .1.en.html
^--- or, type "man dpkg" in terminal

It is possible that a given file wasn't "installed", but has been generated on-the-fly by some installed program.
On first run, many programs will generate a .config file populated with default values if no such .config already exists under your home directory.

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Post by dphn » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:11 pm

thx for reply and the info. Hmmh. Haven't got this file and I don't know why...
What package includes this configuration? Can reinstall the package when it's needed for the actually mx-config or I try the dpkg-query command. Thx in advance. :)

In some cases it is useful to give a pre-configuration for apps, when standard layout at the first start looks difficult (for example the old gimp 2.8 with the 3 windows), or you give the user a nice icon-set per default for libreoffice or better browser-settings. That's all good.

I only mean such dot-files for apps that are not installed by default.
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Post by richb » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:21 pm

Not sure what the issue is. They generally take up little space and are hidden by virtue of the dot prefix.
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Post by fehlix » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:11 pm

dphn wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:47 pm
when I look in ~/.config folder I've found some pre-configured things
New user account get created from /etc/skel template.
If something in there is not appropriate are (in worst case) forgotten to delete, please list those here and we will review.
I don't know the specific mentioned above, but assume those are also there in order to have a some defined defaults,
in case user installs those apps.
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Post by timkb4cq » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:22 pm

I'm pretty sure the ~/.config/libfm/libfm.conf entry is there to provide sane values for the pcmanfm file manager. It's not installed by default but pcmanfm is commonly used in antiX.
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Re: .config-folder


Post by anticapitalista » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:09 pm

timkb4cq wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:22 pm
... pcmanfm is commonly used in antiX.
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