Default location to store source code
shashank16392 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 30 07:22:57 UTC 2013
On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 12:43 PM, Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On 30 April 2013 07:00, Sabniveesu Shashank <shashank16392 at gmail.com>
> > On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 10:05 AM, Nils Kassube <kassube at gmx.net> 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
> > recommended/preferred location to store the checkouts?"
> There is no recommended/preferred location as far as I know. It makes
> no difference to anyone apart from yourself. I have a directory
> ~/sources that I put them in, but that is just for my convenience.
Heyy Thanks Colin Law,
you got my question right! I'm just asking for opinions of the developers
about their default choices.
Earlier I had that directory as '~/Packages' but '~/sources' makes more
I'd wait for a few more answers before I proceed as you directed
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