IPython should follow the XDG Base Directory spec for configuration #48

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ipython opened this Issue May 10, 2010 · 3 comments

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ghost commented May 10, 2010

Original Launchpad bug 409277: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ipython/+bug/409277
Reported by: bernd-sch (Bernd Schlapsi).

Could IPython please follow the XDG Base Directory Specification for the configuration/data directory on linux.

more infos here:

I am using:
python 2.6.2
ipython 0.9.1
Ubuntu 9.04 with latest updates

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ghost commented May 10, 2010

[ LP comment 1 by: Brian Granger, on 2010-01-04 00:34:36.662458+00:00 ]

We definitely need to look at this as we have recently refactored our config system.

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minrk commented Feb 22, 2011

use XDG_CONFIG_HOME if available

priority is:

$XDG/ipython if both or neither exist
$HOME/.ipython if it exists and $XDG/ipython does not exist

closed by c1c2a71
closed by c1c2a71

markvoorhies pushed a commit to markvoorhies/ipython that referenced this issue Apr 21, 2011

use XDG_CONFIG_HOME if available
priority is:

$XDG/ipython if both or neither exist
$HOME/.ipython if it exists and $XDG/ipython does not exist

closes gh-48
closes gh-246

markvoorhies pushed a commit to markvoorhies/ipython that referenced this issue Apr 21, 2011

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ivanov commented Oct 31, 2013

we are reverting this in IPython 2.0 and dropping support for XDG. See PR #4457

mattvonrocketstein pushed a commit to mattvonrocketstein/ipython that referenced this issue Nov 3, 2014

use XDG_CONFIG_HOME if available
priority is:

$XDG/ipython if both or neither exist
$HOME/.ipython if it exists and $XDG/ipython does not exist

closes gh-48
closes gh-246

mattvonrocketstein pushed a commit to mattvonrocketstein/ipython that referenced this issue Nov 3, 2014

@donjan donjan referenced this issue in jupyter/notebook Apr 5, 2017

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[request] reconsider using xdg paths #2374

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