[pmwiki-users] PmWiki work directory, re-revisited
design5 at softflow.co.uk
Sat Feb 3 15:59:25 CST 2007
Saturday, February 3, 2007, 9:06:20 PM, Patrick wrote:
> I'd be very interested to hear suggestions for what we
> should name this 'top-level writable directory'. (In fact,
> it's my major block at this point.) Ideally it should be
> something that aids understanding by new PmWiki
> administrators as to the directory's purpose.
> I can accept 'data/' or 'data.d/' if we decide that's the
> best, but I'd really like to hear others' opinions, since
> I'm hardly the typical PmWiki administrator. :-)
Being Windows conditioned :-( when I first got to know pmwiki I was
startled by wiki.d for a directory name, since it is not common for
directories under Windows to have dots in the name, it looks at first
like a file name with an extension.
"wikipages" or "pages" would have been clearer.
Now I am used to wiki.d (i.e. I am pmwiki conditioned).
"work.d" strikes me as equally potentially confusing, and as a
Windowsconditioned user I would prefer "temp", which would indicate to
me that files in there are of a temporary nature, not all that
important to keep when migrating, and likely to change or being
recreated all the time.
"data" I find even more unclear. Anything of a temporary nature like
in "work.d" I would not label as data.
To have wiki.d moved one step down the directory hierarchy means one
click more to access files directly, an inconvenience hopefully of
a minor kind.
To have a "top-level" directory may be good, but we still have other
page stores at other places, i.e. wikilib.d of various kinds (pmwiki,
So my preferred choice would be not to have a top-level "data"
directory. Instead just add a "temp" directory in the pmwiki root.
and leave wiki.d as it is.
Second choice would be, to tie the work directory to wiki.d:
have a wiki.temp directory inside wiki.d
In this case I don't mind the dot in the name, since it would
distinguish it from any other Group subdirectories.
Just my two p...
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