Author eryksun
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Date 2015-10-29.09:53:45
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On Windows, how about creating a junction (_winapi.CreateJunction in 3.5, or the shell's mklink /j) from ~\.idlerc to %APPDATA%\idle? If ~\.idlerc already exists, it could be moved to %APPDATA%\idle before creating the junction. New code would directly use %APPDATA%\idle, but old code would continue to use ~\.idlerc.

Creating junctions requires no special privilege, but IDLE would need write access to the user's home directory. If write access is denied, at least newer IDLE versions that use %APPDATA% would work.

On Linux, a symbolic link could be created from ~/.idlerc to [$XDG_CONFIG_HOME|~/.config]/idle.
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