Backup question

David Woolley forums at david-woolley.me.uk
Thu Dec 10 02:58:50 EST 2009


John W. Moore III wrote:

> S/He needs to login as Root and then locate ~/.purple  [~ = Home]

That assumes he is running pidgin as root, or worse that the platform on 
which he is running doesn't encourage the creation of unprivileged 
users.  "Root" should be "root".

Also, it assumes that his GUI tools understand the ~ convention.
I think it is fairly clear from the question that he is only using the 
system via the GUI.  I find it difficult to believe that a command line 
user would not know about home directories and . files.

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