The subject says it all really. Can I set things up so that, by
default, Audacity always saves projects in a specific directory (e.g.
~/sound) rather than having to navigate there from my home directory
every time I save something?
This is Audacity 1.3.12 on Ubuntu 10.04.
Audacity will, by default, save projects to the directory from which it is
If you want to always save projects in a particular folder, you can create a
bash script that changes to the desired directory, then launches Audacity.
The bash script can be located anywhere on your computer, then you can
create a "Launcher" (for example in the Applications menu or on your
Desktop) to run the bash script.
To make the default Save directory
In a text editor create a file with the following lines:
Save the file anywhere (for example in a ~/.scripts folder) with a name and
the suffix ".sh"
Change the permissions to allow executing as a program (right click >
Properties > Permissions)
Create a Launcher that points to the .sh file that you have just created.
Tip: If the default save directory does not change, check that the path that
you typed in the bash script is valid. You can test it by typing that line
into a Terminal window.
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On Thu, Mar 03, 2011 at 10:33:22AM -0800, Stevethefiddle wrote:
> Audacity will, by default, save projects to the directory from which it is
OK, thanks. I'm a command line junkie anyway but was wondering if
Audacity had a 'default directory' setting like some other applications.