Linux Version - Alternate Setting and Data locations

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Linux Version - Alternate Setting and Data locations

Postby plwrenn » Tue May 29, 2012 10:28 am

If you move the default location of your recipe library the {$HOME}/Beer Tools Pro folder is still required to store the Settings and Data folders. It would helpful if Beer Tools Pro Linux edition would also look for it's settings in an alternate hidden location {$HOME}/.beertoolspro or {$HOME}/.config/beertoolspro

This change would allow users to have a more clean home directory. It's also more conventional for Linux application to store that type of application data in hidden folder in the root of the home directory.

What do other Linux users think?
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Re: Linux Version - Alternate Setting and Data locations

Postby jeff » Tue May 29, 2012 11:36 am

plwrenn wrote:If you move the default location of your recipe library the {$HOME}/Beer Tools Pro folder is still required to store the Settings and Data folders. It would helpful if Beer Tools Pro Linux edition would also look for it's settings in an alternate hidden location {$HOME}/.beertoolspro or {$HOME}/.config/beertoolspro

This change would allow users to have a more clean home directory. It's also more conventional for Linux application to store that type of application data in hidden folder in the root of the home directory.

What do other Linux users think?

Good idea. Does {$HOME}/.config/ exist on most Linux systems? Which is better? .config/beertoolspro/ or .beertoolspro/ ?
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Postby plwrenn » Tue May 29, 2012 12:32 pm

I think most every freedesktop.org compliant desktop, certainly Gnome and KDE, will have the {$HOME}/.config folder. I would think to be safe you would still want to test that {$HOME}/.config exists if using that option. Considering that I guess {$HOME}/.beertoolspro would be the most bullet-proof option.
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