Default location to store source code

Sabniveesu Shashank 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>
> wrote:
> > 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
> the
> > 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.
>
> Colin


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
sense.
I'd wait for a few more answers before I proceed as you directed
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