Hiding any file or folder in Thunar

Usually, programs store their configuration files in a hidden folder that resides within the user’s $HOME. Such folders start with a dot (.), and are therefore regarded as hidden by the file manager. There are however, programs that do not follow this convention and instead create a regular folder in $HOME to store their settings and system files. Its location cannot be changed, which can be particularly annoying. Read the rest of this entry »

Custom xdg user directories

I do not particularly like the standard folders that are automatically created in my $HOME. I used to just delete them and then set emblems on my own folders in XFCE. Some time ago, I found a discussion on LinuxQuestions about what program creates these automatically. Read the rest of this entry »

Comparing two folders

Every now and then I need to compare two folders and list the differences. I would usually just use Meld, but sometimes it is more handy to get the output in the terminal. The thing is I always forget the exact command… So, as a future reference, here’s what I do: Read the rest of this entry »