Originally Posted by EarlyMon
The standard environment variable describing the full path of your home directory is HOME. We access it by using the $ sign, that's the dereferencing operator. I can get to it or use it saying $HOME - or depending on the command, just saying ~ as mentioned earlier.
On my very plain vanilla Ubuntu 12.04, Firefox downloads by default to -
Unlike Windows, you can have a two subdirectories in the same place, one named downloads and the other named Downloads - they'll be as different as a dog and a cat because the os is case sensitive.
Does that answer it? I don't want to answer at cross purposes to the real question, let me know.
Edit - ninja'd
That was the confusion. I'd use (expletive deleted) to get around that in Windows. That's where my downloads go. I got confused with one of Moody's posts about not letting a user set up some kind of download file.
Now if someone can help me fix that damn Opt file business so I can get ESR in. That's the last 2 problems. Then I can just leave stuff alone. I'll have the Vulcan mess with the speaker hardware. He can test it elsewhere.
What is the difference in where a file runs? The older FX you could use the icon in the downloads folder and make a shortcut. Clicking on FX 17 icon does nothing in extracted file. Why would putting it elsewhere make it run?
Does sticking it in the Opt file give it permission to run?
I've gotten used to using Ubuntu for the secure stuff I need, rather than the 7 laptop.