Default location to store source code

Sabniveesu Shashank shashank16392 at
Tue Apr 30 06:00:30 UTC 2013

On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 10:05 AM, Nils Kassube <kassube at> wrote:

> Sabniveesu Shashank wrote:
> > I'd like to know where generally downloaded source code (from SVN/git)
> > etc. are placed on a Linux machine.
> I don't think there is a default location for such downloads. Usually
> you would download that type of source code from a terminal and then it
> is downloaded to the current directory. If you use a GUI application it
> may or may not use the xdg directory "/home/$USER/Downloads".
> Nils
Let me make it more clear -

"I am starting out to contribute to open source projects. Hence, what is
the recommended/preferred location to store the checkouts?"
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