If I move the settins.xml (or any other file) from the
.purple folder into another place and create a symlink to this file instead, it gets replaced by regular files after a restart of pidgin. I want to put some configuration files into a git repository and put symlinks to it. That worked on all other programs but pidgin seems to delete the symlinks.
cd .purple mv settins.xml ../ ln -s ../settings.xml ls -l settings.xml settings.xml -> ../settings.xml
ls -l settings.xml settings.xml
Why is that happening and what can I do to prevent this behaviour?