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I save my files

by vroom (His Eminence)
on Sep 05, 2000 at 20:39 UTC ( #31141=poll: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in which ever directory I happen to be in
[bar] 82/28%
within a well defined directory structure
[bar] 171/58%
in a fire proof cabinent
[bar] 20/7%
I never get to it before the BSOD
[bar] 23/8%
296 total votes
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RE: I save my files
by cwest (Friar) on Sep 05, 2000 at 20:52 UTC
    Since I'm the second to vote, I suppose I'll write some comentary...


    I hate clutter, especially in home directories. I've seen too many home directories with 100 random files in them... eww.

    Not to mention the fact that Perl itself has wonderful directory organizatoin. It could be better, perhaps, but it's pretty dang good none the less.

    Windows, in many cases, attempts to hide directory (oops, 'folder') hierarchy from it's users. This way, you never have to know that you've saved hundreds of Word documents related to everything from your thesis to your MP3 collection in the same place ( with a name called ``My collection of MP3's is very large.doc'' ).

    At least all your programs ( and their configuration files and dll's, yuck ) are all expected to live under ``Program Files''.

    What directory structure? ;-)

    You can put anything anywhere without reservation. Put it on your Hard Drive, or heck, put it on your Desktop ( isn't that on your Hard Drive too? oh well.... ). With the exception of a few things ( extensions and, where are those configuration programs anyhow? ) have to be someplace.

    On this OS, it's the hardest to enforce heirarchy since you don't 'really' have to have any at all.

    I don't want to talk about it :-)
      I try to use a well-defined structure, but then it gets all fuzzy. Entropy always wins in the end.

      As to VMS: VMS is just like Unix, except that there is some odd limit on the directory depth and a . is used inplace of a / to seperate directories... which gives very fun results if you unzip archives taken from another system :)

      Casey you have waaaaay too much time on your hands. And so do I it seems... Heath
      "At least all your programs ( and their configuration files and dll's, yuck ) are all expected to live under `Program Files.'" Actually, Windows stores them in two places: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM for shared DLLs and C:\PROGRA~1\application (where `application' is the name of an application directory) for DLLs specific to that application. OR.. at least developers are *supposed* to do it that way (Ie. This Program Has Performed An Illegal Operation *boink* *boink*). But, Windows sucks raw, red donkey balls, IMO, anyway. :)
(bbq) RE: I save my files
by BBQ (Curate) on Sep 06, 2000 at 03:30 UTC
    BeOS-- dir structure

    And please don't get me wrong. Its a darn cute OS! But it has a VERY consfusing directory structure IMHO. Very MacOSish mixed up with Win mixed up with *nix. Maybe its just a matter of getting used to it, but navigating with the tracker and shell open definitly got me a fuzzy feeling.

    # Trust no1!
(d4vis)RE: I save my files
by d4vis (Chaplain) on Sep 07, 2000 at 01:51 UTC
    I tend to save all files to C:\Recycled. I figure that way I'll be able to use them again if I ever need to.

RE: I save my files
by elwarren (Priest) on Sep 06, 2000 at 18:03 UTC
    As a consultant I can't always depend on having the same computer all the time. One month here, one year there, a few weekends at another place. I try to setup a dir off the drive root (in NT) and store everything there. Everything I install, save, or download all goes in to that dir. Not only does it keep me from saving somewhere that I can't find, but it also lets me wipe all traces of myself quickly. Except for perl, I figure every machine is better off with it installed.

    For NT: @rmdir /s /q c:\consult For win9[58]: @deltree /y c:\consult
RE: I save my files
by FatOldGoth (Acolyte) on Sep 11, 2000 at 16:28 UTC
    What, no option for "Through the healing love of Jesus?"
RE: I save my files
by barndoor (Pilgrim) on Sep 07, 2000 at 14:50 UTC
    My directory structures run so deep that the prompt wraps 2 lines on the screen.
    I'm organised, but without symlinks I take 5 minutes to type in the directory path.
RE: I save my files
by Mork29 (Scribe) on Sep 07, 2000 at 05:16 UTC
    Lets face it. This poll is just a nice way to ask, "What back directory do you hide your porn in?" Either that or i just made an a$$ out of myself.... bwaha
RE: I save my files
by odie (Sexton) on Sep 12, 2000 at 20:07 UTC
    I am not sure wether I am odd, or have a resally odd sense of what is important...

    I have very well structutres on my computer. Everything in a logic place (and naturally logical tar.gz backups on another machine).

    For some reason this has not had any affect on my real life at all. My room is aproximately 4x4 meters. It takes about 45 seconds to move from one end to the other, if one values his life.

    And then there are parents (Yes... you have them too.) They do like to keep it clean, but for some reason the structure in their computers is a catastrophic blend of chaos, mayhem and generally rising entrophy.

    What happens in ten years? Will I say to my children:
    Didn't I tell you to clear out the tmp-library?! And your home is a mess! And do something about that homepage! You will never get a job with a page like that!

    Well... It's just speculations, but I fear the computer nerds will torture their children as bad as our parents did. Just in a slightly different way. Oh well...

RE (tilly) 1: I save my files
by tilly (Archbishop) on Sep 07, 2000 at 19:43 UTC
    Serious answer. To CVS.

    Non-serious answer. In someone else's directories. In the case of porn and the like, preferably a semi-random location which is likely to be discovered... :-)

RE: I save my files
by ChuckularOne (Prior) on Sep 08, 2000 at 01:46 UTC
    if I know it's a truly transient file it goes in /tmp
    if It's transient, but I think I'll need it later >> ~/temp
    else it goes in ~

    Your Humble Servant,

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