2017-08-26 17:43:20 UTC
documents ~/.local/bin as the place under $HOME to install executables
in $PATH, and quite a bit of software has adopted that. However, unlike
the directories specified in the XDG Base Directory specification, this
doesn't include an environment variable (like $XDG_DATA_HOME for
~/.local/share) to override it. I've seen a proposal to use
$XDG_BIN_HOME for that. Might it make sense to include that, and start
getting software to adopt it?
Also, would it make sense to add ~/.local/bin to the XDG Base Directory
specification itself? I'd be happy to write up an addition to the spec
for that, and propose it on the appropriate list.
- Josh Triplett