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How to handle if standard path not available on linux?

  • Hi,

    Deleted 'Music'(~/Music) folder on linux. When I try to find music standard location from qt apis( statndard paths:: standard location), returns home directory.

    How will application know standard path doesn't exist?


  • Lifetime Qt Champion


    I'm not really sure to understand your question correctly. Since you deleted the Music folder, then AFAIK the new "standard" path is the home directory.

  • Hi SGaist,

    I thought it would return error or empty string.

    Just to confirm: If standard path of music directory is home directory, then there is no music directory on that computer.

    Thank you.

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    No, you can't presume that. Your user might have put his music in another path called e.g. Audio or my_music or even things.

    If your application should find the music from a user, use the standard path as default and let the user modify the path in order to accommodate unusual folders.

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