[Bitcoin-development] separate out blockchain db and wallet to two dirs?

Scott Howard showard314 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 01:57:05 UTC 2012

This idea is from a Debian user [1].

What do you think of moving the > 2 GB db to $HOME/.cache/bitcoin and
leaving the wallet and other config files in $HOME/.bitcoin? This is
so backups can skip the .cache directory and the proposal follows the
freedesktop.org XDG Base Directory Specification [2]. Personal
info/settings stays in .bitcoin/ and everything that can be rebuilt
goes to .cache/bitcoin/ I know users can do a work around and set it
up themselves with symlinks, but interested in what you guys think.

Scott (Debian Developer but new to bitcoin)

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=660286
[2] http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/basedir-spec-latest.html

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