I found it useful to generalize .local
dgbaley27 at verizon.net
Fri Apr 8 22:47:07 PDT 2011
On 04/08/2011 01:13 PM, Trans wrote:
> After working with and promoting the use of XDG Base Directory
> Standard for some time (e.g. http://rubyworks.github.com/xdg), I found
> it useful for certain projects to generalize the whole idea of
> `.local`. In other works I look at `~/.local` as the per-user
> reflection of the system wide `/usr` directory (or `/usr/local` if you
> prefer). In this way I've been able to use `~/.local`, for example, as
> a place for per-user installation of packages, where-by `.local`
> contains more than just a `share` directory.
> Also, this generalization was of a realization for me that really made
> XDG base directory standard click for me.
> I thought I would share this, as I have not seen anyone mention it
> before. Maybe this was the intention of .local all along? If not,
> maybe it could be useful for future versions of the standard.
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That's a reasonable idea but not really part of increasing the "desktop"
functionality. The ability to install packages to ~/.local is a distribution /
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