Bug report #11925
Change the configuration directory location to the new standard
|Affected QGIS version:||2.6.0||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||No||Copied to github as #:||20134|
Currently QGIS stores its configuration and history settings in $HOME/.qgis2 directory.
This is an obsolete standard that pollutes the home directory of the user with hundred of files.
The new XDG standard is to put such files in a common place ~/.config and ~/.local that will mean tha QGIS sohould put its configuration files in ~/.config/qgis2 and other things in ~/.local/qgis2 as it is documented in the documented below.
More and more applications do that. Please help the Linux community to have a clean home directory. Thanks.