Commit ad6df420 authored by Tails developers's avatar Tails developers
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Merge remote-tracking branch 'origin/doc/dotfiles'

parents d8c0e97d 81e93116
......@@ -277,10 +277,30 @@ persistent volume.
When this feature is activated, all the files in the <span
class="filename">/live/persistence/TailsData_unlocked/dotfiles</span> folder
are linked in the <span class="filename">Home Folder</span> (files in
are linked in the <span class="filename">Home</span> folder. Files in
subfolders of <span class="filename">dotfiles</span> are also linked
in the corresponding subfolder of your <span class="filename">Home
Folder</span>).
</span> folder.
For example, having the following files in <span
class="filename">/live/persistence/TailsData_unlocked/dotfiles</span>:
/live/persistence/TailsData_unlocked/dotfiles
├── file_a
├── folder
│   ├── file_b
│   └── subfolder
│   └── file_c
└── emptyfolder
Produces the following result in <span class="filename">/home/amnesia</span>:
/home/amnesia
├── file_a → /live/persistence/TailsData_unlocked/dotfiles/file_a
└── folder
   ├── file_b → /live/persistence/TailsData_unlocked/dotfiles/folder/file_b
   └── subfolder
   └── file_c → /live/persistence/TailsData_unlocked/dotfiles/folder/subfolder/file_c
This option is useful if you want to make some specific files
persistent, but not the folders they are stored in. A fine example are
......@@ -289,6 +309,10 @@ hidden configuration files in the root of your home directory, like
<span class="filename">~/.git</span> and <span
class="filename">~/.bashrc</span>.
As you can see in the previous example, empty folders are ignored. This feature
only links files, and not folders, from the persistent volume into the <span
class="filename">Home</span> folder.
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