I deleted the templates folder (I don’t need it), but the files inside it are recreated after a reboot (empty bash, empty desktop file and empty file). Can I prevent Nautilus (I guess it’s Nautilus) from recreating them? Thanks!
$HOME/Templates is a default XDG path.
You probably dont want to delete it.
If you absolutely must remove that folder from view, I suggest you actually move it.
For example, somewhere like:
Then, importantly, you must define that path in
~/.config/user-dirs.dirs so that the line corresponds.
For example, it might look like:
since I use Arch in another machine, I just thought I could delete whatever is in Home folder, because Arch’s Home folder is empty… I use Arch but I’m kind of a noobie
… no it isnt? Not normally, anyways…
As I said - these paths (Documents, Templates, etc) are default standards of XDG.
I think have yet to see any linux distro without them.
For example … in your case … that Templates folder holds default templates for files.
Such as if you RightClick>CreateNew … you might have the option to ‘create a new desktop file’ because of the desktop file template there. Its something your desktop is expecting.
Do me a favor and show from your Arch install :
it isn’t? maybe I deleted them all as well, I can’t remember (I only use Downloads folder). I installed Arch 2 months ago and I’m stressing it. if it breaks, I’ll just install it again. I do those random stuff for learning.
but thanks for your patience!
I mean … its linux … you can do whatever you want. But a number of them are ‘standards’.
And Gnome especially doesnt like you messing with its standard stuff.
I guess, if you want it in such a way … maybe create something like
(.files and .directories are ‘hidden’)
Then place all those regular folders there … and augment the
~/.config/user-dirs.dirs path like above.
That way you have your spiffy empty HOME … but xdg knows where to look for those things.
I guess similarly … put a
. in front of all those default directories and do the same kind of edit.
They are still there … just hidden.
It’s very handy. Just because you don’t know what something is doesn’t mean you don’t need it.
Stop breaking it, then. Arch is meant to install once. Perhaps start by not deleting things.
Sounds like you’re learning as you go along, keep doing that!