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File locations

This page documents the filesystem paths Zero Install reads from and writes to during normal operation.

Hint

On Windows you can use Portable mode to store all files in a single directory (e.g., for use on a USB thumb drive).

Note

On Linux Zero Install follows the XDG Base Directory Specification.

Linux, MacOS Windows
General settings ~/.config/0install.net/injector %APPDATA%\0install.net\injector
/etc/xdg/0install.net/injector %PROGRAMDATA%\0install.net\injector
Interface-specific settings ~/.config/0install.net/injector/interfaces %APPDATA%\0install.net\injector\interfaces
Feed-specific settings ~/.config/0install.net/injector/feeds %APPDATA%\0install.net\injector\feeds
Feed cache ~/.cache/0install.net/interfaces %LOCALAPPDATA%\0install.net\interfaces
Implementation cache ~/.cache/0install.net/implementations %LOCALAPPDATA%\0install.net\implementations
Custom dirs specified in ~/.config/0install.net/injector/implementation-dirs Custom dirs specified in %APPDATA%\0install.net\injector\implementation-dirs
/var/cache/0install.net/implementations %PROGRAMDATA%\0install.net\implementations
0install apps ~/.config/0install.net/apps -
Icon cache - %LOCALAPPDATA%\0install.net\icons
Desktop integration - %APPDATA%\0install.net\desktop-integration
%PROGRAMDATA%\0install.net\desktop-integration