[Bf-committers] Setting a default system scripts directory

Jason van Gumster jason at handturkeystudios.com
Tue Sep 22 17:03:56 CEST 2009

Even if that's the case, I'm not a fan of the idea of putting config data in
~/blender (as opposed to ~/.blender). The standard on Linux systems is to use
the dot prefix for configuration files and directories in your home directory
and it's pretty rare for Linux users to not be aware of this. Configuring your
applications (or even adding scripts to them) is not a frequent behavior, so it
makes sense to keep those files hidden and out of the way when you're in the
process of actually doing work. It's simple, it works, and it's the expected


Campbell Barton <ideasman42 at gmail.com> wrote:

> assumed ~/blender was meant rather then ~/.blender, and not /blender
> as an absolute path.
> incase anyone doesn't know, ~ is an abbreviation for the home dir in
> unix, you can type ~ in blenders file selector too.
> On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 6:16 AM, Martin Poirier <theeth at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > --- On Tue, 9/22/09, jmsoler at free.fr <jmsoler at free.fr> wrote:
> >
> >> Why have we do to make things very  complex for basic
> >> users when they are
> >> already very simple ? The only good thing to do is replace
> >> the hidden /.blender
> >> by a simple /blender.
> >
> > Because it doesn't work correctly with multiple users of the same machine.
> > Same on Windows when it's in the user's app data folder.
> >
> > Martin

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