I stand corrected on the lock file, though other apps that I see use them make them hidden so the user isn’t confused.
I still don’t see ANY other software dumping backups or log files into my data directories for any other file type. Gnucash is the only one. Everything else seems to be happy and quite functional with either /var/log, /tmp or some variant depending on the OS. I have yet to open a data directory and see a pile of log or state-backups mixed in along with my actual data file I’m looking for. Have I just been lucky all these years? Why are users so confused then if this is ‘standard procedure?’ (they should be quite used to it after all) Regards, Adrien > On Feb 13, 2018, at 3:11 AM, Maf. King <m...@chilwell.net> wrote: > > On Tuesday, 13 February 2018 04:05:12 GMT Adrien Monteleone wrote: >> It would seem to me the ‘cleaner’ option to store the log and lock files in >> some data directory like ".gnucash" "\Application Data\Gnucash" or >> "~/Library/Application Support/Gnucash" (or otherwise as per the OS >> recommendations) than have everything lumped together. Then, the user can >> store their book in whatever place they like and not have other files the >> app needs lying about to clutter their vision or aid to their confusion. >> >> Certainly other needed files like reports, user prefs and the like are >> handled this way. I never did grasp why the log and lock files weren’t. >> > > Surely the lock file needs to be in the same place as the main data file? > Think > of 2 users on an nfs shared directory, for example. Similarly for the > backups, though I guess a sub-folder in the same parent as the main data file > would be tidy. > > ie > foo.gnucash > backups-foo.gnucash/foo.gnucash.20180213091110.gnucash > > etc. > > 0.02 > Maf. > > _______________________________________________ > gnucash-user mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > To update your subscription preferences or to unsubscribe: > https://lists.gnucash.org/mailman/listinfo/gnucash-user > If you are using Nabble or Gmane, please see > https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Mailing_Lists for more information. > ----- > Please remember to CC this list on all your replies. > You can do this by using Reply-To-List or Reply-All. _______________________________________________ gnucash-user mailing list email@example.com To update your subscription preferences or to unsubscribe: https://lists.gnucash.org/mailman/listinfo/gnucash-user If you are using Nabble or Gmane, please see https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Mailing_Lists for more information. ----- Please remember to CC this list on all your replies. You can do this by using Reply-To-List or Reply-All.