Ticket #5099 (new defect) — at Initial Version

Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

Should not use ~/.VirtualBox as a config folder for Linux hosts

Reported by: knocte Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 3.0.6
Keywords: xdg Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: Linux


There's a freedesktop standard that says that you should use a folder underneath ~/.config/, such as ~/.config/VirtualBox.

More and more applications are switching to this methodology to make configuration migrations easier, please do the same.

The exact standard paper is (which tells you to first check the value of the env var $XDG_CONFIG_HOME):

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