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Old 03-15-2014, 07:53 PM   #16
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My ancient Gedit saves by default to $HOME and it can't be changed, but surely it's no big deal to click on a subdirectory in the list?
Because I want it to do what I want it to do (stamping foot!)
 
Old 03-15-2014, 09:44 PM   #17
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I agree with frankbell. Not only because he just wants to do it, but it is highly error prone and risky to keep changing the sub directory every time. I mean the aim should be to simply (as in both straightforward and simple) automate what one does regularly.

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Old 03-17-2014, 07:29 PM   #18
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Perhaps I'm missing something here, but I just installed pluma on my Fedora (Rawhide) system, and the "default" save action for a new file was to present a list of "Recently used" directories from which to select, and, if none is selected, an error is popped telling you to select a directory.

If pluma is started with a file name, the default action is to save it in the directory from whence it was loaded.

An example:
Code:
$ cd tmp

$ ls
awk  bash  C  ECR  go  high  low  lucian  moz_cookies.rkl.rep  sqlite.rkl  t1

$ pluma Tmp

$ ls
awk  bash  C  ECR  go  high  low  lucian  moz_cookies.rkl.rep  sqlite.rkl  t1  Tmp

$ pluma --version
pluma - Version 1.8.0
Note that, since I happened to be on my Rawhide system, the version I'm using may not be the one in your Mate.

I slight "bug" I noticed when I started pluma with no file name was that it displayed the location to which the file was saved as ~/Tmp while saving it in ~/tmp/Tmp.

Except for the presentation of the "Recently used" directories (which is, IMHO, a "nice to have" feature), the file saving actions and options of pluma are, again IMHO, quite "vanilla."
 
Old 03-20-2014, 02:06 PM   #19
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I found it, thanks to this thread from the Mint forums.

Default directories are stored in ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs

Code:
 $ cat user-dirs.dirs
# This file is written by xdg-user-dirs-update
# If you want to change or add directories, just edit the line you're
# interested in. All local changes will be retained on the next run
# Format is XDG_xxx_DIR="$HOME/yyy", where yyy is a shell-escaped
# homedir-relative path, or XDG_xxx_DIR="/yyy", where /yyy is an
# absolute path. No other format is supported.
# 
XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Desktop"
XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/Downloads"
XDG_TEMPLATES_DIR="$HOME/Templates"
XDG_PUBLICSHARE_DIR="$HOME/Public"
XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR="$HOME/"
XDG_MUSIC_DIR="$HOME/Music"
XDG_PICTURES_DIR="$HOME/Pictures"
XDG_VIDEOS_DIR="$HOME/Videos"
Thanks for all the suggestions, as well as the interesting discussion.

Afterthought:

[blush] I can't figure out how to make this as solved.

Edit:

Oops. I forgot to include the thread from the Mint forums. It's there now.

Last edited by frankbell; 03-21-2014 at 10:41 PM.
 
Old 03-20-2014, 02:35 PM   #20
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Edit the title of the thread.
 
Old 03-20-2014, 07:57 PM   #21
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Thanks, sgosnell.

I figured out I had to "Go Advanced."
 
  


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