Bug report #11926

Change the configuration directory location to the new standard

Added by Bogdan Hlevca about 9 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:2.6.0 Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:20135


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.


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 7 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No
  • Regression? set to No

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 5 years ago

  • Resolution set to end of life
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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