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    Cool Re: how do you arrange your folders in home

    I arrange them by the number of letters in the name of the folder.
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    Re: how do you arrange your folders in home

    Left a couple out for embarassment reasons

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    Re: how do you arrange your folders in home

    thanks for the input. i just wonder why ubuntu creates all these folders when it installs and it recreates the same folders when you do a dist-upgrade. i never found out what they are for and i wonder if anyone even uses them. in crunch bang using open-box the folder layout is more simple but i still do not use them as they are as the default installtion creates them. in debian you just create the ones you want or need and that i like the best.
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    Re: how do you arrange your folders in home

    I mount all of my storage folders/partition via NFS under /home. Everything other than these generally ends up in a 'temp' folder on my Desktop. Folders shared via NFS are 'Media' for audio/video files, 'FTP' for files currently available on my ftp and 'Keep' for personal/work related items.
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    Re: how do you arrange your folders in home

    music, pictures and documents for backup reasons (they are on /media/music /media/pictures and /media/documents).

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    Re: how do you arrange your folders in home

    Bah ! I throw everything in /home, no organization whatsoever. Sometimes it gets terrible, but that's okay.

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    Re: how do you arrange your folders in home

    i have

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    Text: Contains Random notes in txt format
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    Re: how do you arrange your folders in home

    i really never got into the home folder thing. just like i never used my documents, my music, etc. in windows. i just make a couple folders on my desktop (yeah, i know technically it's still in home) that i backup every 2 to 3 days. the only 2 things i care about in home is my .mozilla and .mozilla-thunderbird config files.

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    Re: how do you arrange your folders in home

    Since I have several linux distros installed I use a /data partition for my stuff. I use a basic Music, Pictures, Info (various text files), and some other stuff. The other "stuff" is various tidbits of linux knowledge that I have picked up over the last 3.5 years. So I have directories named Ubuntu-stuff, Debian-stuff, Zenwalk-stuff, Slackware-stuff, etc.

    One of the first things I do after installing Ubuntu is to delete the pre-installed Pictures, Documents, Music, etc folders that Ubuntu has set up for me in the /home directory. When I first started using Ubuntu (about 3.5 years ago) the home directory did not have those folders already set up. The home directory was blank (except for the .hidden files). I always thought that was just fine, since I could then set up home any way I wanted.
    I would be happier if the Ubuntu devs would not try to decide for me how my home directory should be set up!
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    Re: how do you arrange your folders in home

    Quote Originally Posted by tommcd View Post
    I would be happier if the Ubuntu devs would not try to decide for me how my home directory should be set up!
    i feel a bit the same way. but then again i used debian first. the folders i do not understand the uses for are as example the public folder . i could very easy understand if they made a single folder with examples and i actually would like that.

    i think its great with the examples in this default folder with some stuff to test out the video player and to print out the cover for the cd but i delete it pretty fast anyway.

    if they could make a basic how to use ubuntu and stick in a folder that is created per default install instead of just emty folders with names that suggest predfined uses like public then i could see more of a point in it.
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