Dotfiles, a big mistake - Old school stuff

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jkl
Long time nixers
Rob Pike, 2013 (archived copy):

Quote: I’m pretty sure the concept of a hidden file was an unintended consequence. It was certainly a mistake.

I tend to agree. It makes no sense to have user configuration files which are hidden by default. I guess that all developers on nixers could learn from it. I certainly will.


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Dotfiles, a big mistake - by jkl - 09-07-2020, 02:41 AM
RE: Dotfiles, a big mistake - by venam - 09-07-2020, 03:24 AM
RE: Dotfiles, a big mistake - by jkl - 09-07-2020, 05:35 AM
RE: Dotfiles, a big mistake - by acg - 09-07-2020, 11:57 AM
RE: Dotfiles, a big mistake - by venam - 09-07-2020, 01:05 PM
RE: Dotfiles, a big mistake - by jkl - 09-07-2020, 02:28 PM
RE: Dotfiles, a big mistake - by budRich - 10-07-2020, 02:24 PM
RE: Dotfiles, a big mistake - by jkl - 12-07-2020, 05:52 AM
RE: Dotfiles, a big mistake - by z3bra - 14-07-2020, 07:46 AM