Why .local/share ?
thiago at kde.org
Mon Nov 10 02:30:07 PST 2008
Orion White wrote:
>I've begun to use the XDG base directory standard for my projects, and I
>am very happy with it.
>However, I do not understand the rational behind .local/share. I have
>searched the Internet for some explanation, but to no avail.
>Why is .local/share not just .local/ or .share/? Why the two levels? And
>what is supposed to go in .local/ other than share/?
Think of .local/lib, .local/bin, .local/libexec or .local/include. Also
note that many systems already append "share" to their prefixes (/usr,
/usr/local), so it was probably easier to reuse the code.
Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) macieira.info - thiago (AT) kde.org
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