[gpodder] Re: Question: Changing default Download Folder

  • From: Thomas Perl <th.perl@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gpodder@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 15:53:30 +0200

Hi Xavier,

2012/5/28 Xavier Guillot <Valeryan_24@xxxxxxxxxxx>:
> But when I run Gpodder after this, it does not apply the new settings, it
> still goes to /home/gPodder

It could be that when you start gPodder (via some menu icon I assume?)
that it won't read your ~/.bashrc. The easiest way would be to just
create a symlink (using ln -s /path/to/your/real/directory/ ~/gPodder)
and be done with it. If you want to avoid having a "gPodder" symlink
in your $HOME, make sure that the environment variable is available to
your whole session (by putting it into /etc/environment or
/etc/profile I assume?).

HTH :)

> On 28/05/2012 10:24, Thomas Perl wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 2012/5/28 Xavier Guillot <Valeryan_24@xxxxxxxxxxx>:
>>> "If you want gPodder to download files in another directory, change the
>>> GPODDER_HOME environment variable." : sorry, I do not know what it means.
>>> What and where is GPODDER_HOME environment variable and how to mofify it,
>>> please ? Is it in .bashrc file ? I am on Ubuntu 12.04
>> Yes, you can put it into your .bashrc like that:
>> export GPODDER_HOME=/mnt/Disk-1L/Loisirs/gPodder/
>>> I also read that I have to do a symlink between
>>> /mnt/Disk-1L/Loisirs/Podcasts and /home/valeryan24/gPodder/Downloads : is
>>> it
>>> true, and what is the command ? ln -s and which order ?
>> Yes, that's the alternative to setting GPODDER_HOME on Linux:
>> ln -s /mnt/Disk-1L/Loisirs/Podcasts ~/gPodder
>> Be sure to backup your downloads and database just in case.
>> HTH :)
>> Thomas

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