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[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #36477] use XDG dirs instead of HOME

From: Mike Miller
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #36477] use XDG dirs instead of HOME
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2019 14:22:39 -0500 (EST)
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Follow-up Comment #8, bug #36477 (project octave):

I plan to start working on this for Octave 6.

My plan is to introduce a new user startup file that will be in the
appropriate directory for application preferences for each system type. On
GNU/Linux and Unixy systems, that will be ${XDG_CONFIG_HOME}/octave/octaverc,
or ${HOME}/.config/octave/octaverc if XDG_CONFIG_HOME is not set.

On Windows, this will be %LOCALAPPDATA%\octave\octaverc.

The original startup file ${HOME}/.octaverc will still be loaded after loading
this new standard startup file, and of course ${PWD}/.octaverc will still be
supported as well. At this point, ${HOME}/.octaverc becomes a kind of special
case of ${PWD}/.octaverc.


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