I have several hidden directories in my home directory of which I don't know if I need them any more. How do I know if I can safely delete them?
For instance, next to the directory
.gimp-2.8 there is also
.gimp-2.4 which dates from two years ago. And it contains more files than the recent one.
Now I could move the old one elsewhere, start up the Gimp and see if it behaves differently, but can I be sure that there are no other applications which make use of these older files?
And there is a very old directory
.gnome2_private and I don't even run Gnome, I run KDE. But a quick test shows that when I create a new user on my computer, this directory is created automatically, so it does serve a function, right?
And so on. And there are directories that I don't recognise the name of, so I have no idea to which applications they belong. How can I find out about them?