The Power of the XDG Base Directory Specification

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This article is about the XDG Base Directory Specification and why it is useful
XDG Base Directory Specification I'm writing this article because I have the feeling that not many people knows about this convention even if it exists for years and can lead to a very clear directory structure and file paths instead of a cluttered home directory with thousands of files. The issue? Everyone knows that feeling, you type an ls -la in your home directory, or something similar which lists also hidden files and you get back a huge list of files where you have no idea what it is, where it came from and what it does.