[PD] ~/pd or ~/.pd for user's externals directory

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Mon Jun 16 15:58:28 CEST 2008

Martin Peach hat gesagt: // Martin Peach wrote:

> Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> > With this release of Pd-extended, all platforms have default  
> > locations for user-installed externals, helpfiles, etc.  I just had a  
> > thought, perhaps ~/.pd would be a better directory than ~/pd.  Any  
> > thoughts on that?
> Is there an advantage to making it invisible on top of being so well 
> hidden that pd itself can't find it most of the time :?(

No. ;)

Dotfiles on unix generally are used for configuration only, not for
documents. E.g. a mail software like Mutt has its config files in
~/.mutt/ but mails in ~/Mail/ or so. Same for ~/.openoffice etc.

So offering a ~/.pd for documents doesn't make much sense.

 Frank Barknecht                                     _ ______footils.org__

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