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Old 12 January 2019, 05:40   #1
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Where do you usually install a given utility/app?

In the C: drive? I just want to get a general idea, as I am not that familiar with where the default location for installing applications are.


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Old 12 January 2019, 07:08   #2
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Are we talking Workbench here? I have an assign called Programs: where most programs are installed. I mainly use C: for single-file command-line system tools.
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Old 12 January 2019, 09:20   #3
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i nearly do it like demolition:
single commands go to c:, apps which prefer to be in sys:utilities, go there.
everything else goes to apps:
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Old 12 January 2019, 13:40   #4
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Apps: and C: for me too
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Old 12 January 2019, 13:46   #5
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It really depends on your own wishes but it is a good idea to separate programs from SYS:. Usually it is a good idea to place each bigger (several files) program into its own directory (maybe on an extra partition). That makes it easier to deinstall if necessary. However, it depends on the kind of program. Like mentioned above single command line programs should be in C:. IF libraries shared by several programs then Libs: is the place. If the library is only used by its own program then it should be in programs directory.
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I would recommend creating a dir for every kind of app : Games, Demos, Utils, Graphics, Music, etc.
Whether it's in SYS: or in a separate partition, does not matter much.
Of course commands go in C:, scripts in S:, device drivers in DEVS:, and so on, but these must be system global.
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Old 12 January 2019, 14:34   #7
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Generic OS stuff, and small tools go in c: for everything else I generally put it in work:typeofprog/progname so for example Deluxe Paint would go in
Code:
Work:GFX/DPaint/
it gets deeper though.. so Blitz would go in
Code:
Work:Programming/Basic/Blitz/
and Devpac would go in
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Work:programming/asm/Devpac/
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I would recommend creating a dir for every kind of app : Games, Demos, Utils, Graphics, Music, etc.
Whether it's in SYS: or in a separate partition, does not matter much.
Of course commands go in C:, scripts in S:, device drivers in DEVS:, and so on, but these must be system global.

Thank you, that's EXACTLY what I wanted to know about! Simple!
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Old 23 January 2019, 11:04   #9
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Just like BippyM, I sort mine into categories in a Work: partition, so Work:Programming/ contains various programming tools and documentation, Work:Graphics contains graphics stuff, Work:Comms contains internet, networking and terminal stuff, Work:Office for office-type software, and so on.

In most cases, moving applications is easy enough, either by modifying an assign in your User-Startup, or simply dragging the drawer to a new location. So you can experiment with a setup to find what works best for you.
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Old 23 January 2019, 11:20   #10
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Thank you, that's EXACTLY what I wanted to know about! Simple!
Yes, the Amiga system is very simple and tidy, usually you put the app in C when you want to run something without writing the path. System folders can also be accessed without a path thanks to the "Path" command included in the startup-sequence; of course this can also be done for normal folders

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Small stuff in C:
Other stuff to
TOOLS or UTILS
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