Linux dpkg Software Report

Ray Parrish crp at
Tue Jan 5 05:49:22 UTC 2010

Brian McKee wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-12-31 at 14:48 -0800, Ray Parrish wrote:
>>  a configuration file in 
>> /home$USERNAME/.dpkgSoftwareReport which can be used to specify the 
>> output folder for the files it generates.
> I would suggest you use ~/.config/dpkgSoftwareReport
> The new standards suggest that's the best place for it
> The clutter of all those .whatever files was getting pretty bad.
> You might want to wander through that spec to figure out where to keep
> your other files as well.
> Brian
Thanks for the info, and the link to the specs. I've just been snooping 
around in my hidden folders, and have realized that while the 
configuration file goes in the ~/.config folder, the software report 
itself should be being placed in the ~/.dpkgSoftwareReport folder I have 
been keeping the configuration file in so far.

That eliminates the need for the configuration file, unless I want to 
give my users the ability to move the location of the generated report 
files for some reason.

Thanks again! I'm off to read at that link you posted.

Later, Ray Parrish

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