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Re: Storing "real" user data: was: Re: Update: Re: Password Manager opinions and recommendations




On Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 09:57:02AM -0400, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> It (the stuff stored as hidden files) is what I now call "user configuration 
> data" as opposed to what I call "real user data", which I define as files I've 
> created or intentionally captured / stored--things like text documents, 
> letters, spreadsheets, code I may have written, music files, videos, photos, 
> ...--in short, things I [probably | may ] want to keep "forever" (for example, 
> stuff I want to carry along when I upgrade to a new computer or OS).

For me, everything in /home is equally valuable, and is preserved forever
to the best of my ability, across all system replacements.  Regardless
of whether it was created by a program, or by a human, or a team effort
between the two.