Ok, I'm half asking this to see if anyone knows of a group/project like it, and half to see if anybody else agrees with me.
Have you taken a look in your /etc directory recently or done an "ls -al ~"? Am I the only one that looks at that mess of configuration files and thinks that there has
to be a better way of organizing this stuff?
I'm not meaning to single out Bash or anything (it just always sticks out in my mind), but why oh why
is the global configuration named "profile"? And why isn't it tucked neatly away in another directory (and I'll push the bounds of reason here and suggest something off-the-wall like /etc/bash)? Yes, yes, I know Unix has a long history and Linux was created to be a PC-based version of Unix, but it's been many, many years since then. I'm surprised there hasn't been some sort of initiative to clean up and reorganize this. Some software does put their configuration in a separate subdirectory of /etc (and I love them for it), but not nearly enough of them.
So, does anyone know of any projects that have this as part of their focus? It's bugging me enough that I'm considering modifying the source code to implement it. I know I may be setting myself up for a headache (some apps hard-coding paths), but eventually I could find them all
I just hope that I won't be 90 by that time.