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  1. #1

    What directory?? Where??

    What directory should I be downloading and saving stuff to?

    is it better to create seperate directories in :/home

    and then just unpack and install software from there?????

    or should I be creating directories and downloading and installing software to


    and upack it and install from there?

    I haven't figured out the linux directory structure yet and I like things to be organized.

    Thanks!! I am a noob

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    i think it's more down to personal preferance.

    for me i have a 'temp' directory where everything gets downloaded to, for one i know where it is and two i can then take it from there with what to do next.

  3. #3
    This is the normal "UNIX" style...

    /var/tmp - yours to do what you want, good for unpacking stuff and installing from there, don't forget to clean up after you
    /opt or /usr/local - where you install your "personal" stuff, i.e. not system stuff

    About where to download stuff I suggest creating a "download" dir in your $HOME...

    ( I also keep a "tmp" there where I test stuff and (sometimes) cleans up after me...)



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