Improve the documentation of the Dotfiles feature
The documentation shows that the dotfiles are located in /live/persistence/TailsData_unlocked/dotfiles, and is readily found thru the Files program.
With that said, we are left with a question about how to use it. As an example, if a program is installed and it creates a .myprogram directory under Home, does a person just copy that directory (with all its files and sub-directories to /live/persistence/TailsData_unlocked/dotfiles?
If a person gets that program to install automatically at start up, will it overwrite its existing data each time?
Based on the feedback provided on this issue, we should:
- Clarify that the files are linked using Linux symbolic links.
- Clarify that the shortcut is in the left pane of the Files browser.
Clarify that this feature only symlinks files but doesn't make an entire folder Persistent.
- For that people can use /live/persistence/TailsData_unlocked/persistence.conf but this is not document anywhere so far. It also looks a bit scary.
- For example, I have
/home/amnesia/org source=orgin my persistence.conf to persist all my org-mode files.
- Rephrase "Symlink into $HOME every file or directory found in the `dotfiles' directory" as "Symlink every file in the Dotfiles folder into the Home folder." as per https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/blueprints/-/wikis/Persistent-Storage-redesign.