Is there any rational regarding application config files? Some rule that would allow to fill bugs for apps that do inconvenient things. Currently here is my situation: I am trying to do backup to start a clean Fedora 34 install.
For example, MuseScore has some configuration files in
~/.local/share/ is also where Gnome Boxes or VirtualMachine Manager or libVirt are storing their image, so the folder is about 30Go … I do not plan to backup that, I just copied my 3 XML files manually.
There are all kinds of “misbehaviors” like logs files in
.config/VirtualBox/ or huge cache in
And the Home folder is also full of hidden files and folders.
Not mentioning that when you remove an application (via RPM or Flatpak) the config files stay in their hidden directory forever. On Android this kind of things are managed.
Does everybody carefully pick and choose the “relevant” folders and remove unused folders as the applications are removed? or do you just run huge and long backup?