[PD] how-do-i-install-externals-and-help-files page (was Re: Linux Global folder for externals)

zmoelnig at iem.at zmoelnig at iem.at
Wed Mar 1 23:19:15 CET 2017

On 03/01/2017 09:57 PM, patrice colet wrote:
> Is there on linux an environment variable for this ?
> Because on my archlinux system application specific data are located at
> a different place in ~/.local/share

there are slightly different semantics between ~/.local/share and

~/.local/lib: Static, private vendor data
~/.local/share: Resources shared between multiple packages, such as
fonts or artwork.

afaik, only ~/.local/share can be specified via an envvar XDG_DATA_HOME.

this is all specified in [1]



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