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

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Tue Jun 17 01:40:26 CEST 2008

On Jun 16, 2008, at 3:46 PM, IOhannes m zmoelnig 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?
> i would rather have the configuration file(s) move into ~/.pd/
> this way it is easy to add conffiles for other Pd-related stuff  
> without cluttering the ~ even more.
>> Here's how it is now:
>>   GNU/Linux:  /usr/share/pd and ~/pd
> ouch!
> according to the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (http:// 
> www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/ 
> is reserved for "Architecture-independent data".
> traditional ("C") externals do not exactly fall into this category.

Any suggestions for a better location?  I know /usr/share/pd is not  
ideal, but I couldn't think of anything better.


> fgmard
> IOhannes


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