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BSD and Darwin derivatives The MirOS BSD project has released MirOS BSD xi. "The MirOS Project proudly presents release 10 of MirOS BSD: MirOS xi. A mini-ISO for the installation can be downloaded from This image can be burned to a CD and used for installing over the network. The full CD image can be downloaded via BitTorrent. MirOS BSD is a secure operating system, originally based on OpenBSD, for i386 and sparc machines. Read more about it at the 'About MirOS' page.
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RE[2]: Dotfiles in .etc
by sorpigal on Wed 19th Mar 2008 17:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Dotfiles in .etc"
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I've made this ~/.etc/ (or similar) suggestion many times, and have always received the same negative or luke-warm responses, most of which amount to: Dot files are already hidden, this does not reduce clutter.

The only real advantage, when you think about it, is rm -rf ~/.etc works better than rm -rf ~/.* (don't run this command! It is more destructive than you probably expect.) If you're thinking "But I never delete my configuration," then replace rm with cp/scp and think settings synchronization.

The only other advantage is psychological.

I'm still in favor of it, because psychology matters. It would be nice to be able to simply say "The directory name makes no sense, but /etc/ is global configuration and ~/.etc/ is user configuration." Of course, this is not entirely true, especially on e.g. freebsd, some Linux distros that like /boot/grub/, etc., etc..

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