In this documentation we will repeatedly refer to three different directories that Gaia Sky uses to store data and configuration settings:
$GS_CONFIG and the dataset location,
The locations of
$GS_CONFIG depend on the operating system:
Linux – as of version
2.2.0, the Linux release of Gaia Sky uses the XDG base directory specification.
Windows and macOS – in these systems,
.gaiaskydirectory in the user home directory for both locations, so:
[User.Home]on Windows is typically in
[User.Home]on macOS is typically in
By default, Gaia Sky stores the downloaded datasets in the
$GS_DATA/data directory. The location where the datasets are saved is referred to as
$data. The actual location of
$data is stored in the configuration file (key
data::location) and can be changed in the dataset manager window at startup.