Bug 538246

Summary: Request change of directory name: 'tmp' to 'output'
Product: [Community] Publican Reporter: Joshua Wulf <jwulf>
Component: publicanAssignee: Jeff Fearn <jfearn>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 1.6CC: jfearn, lcarlon, mmcallis, nb, publican-list, r.landmann
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Description Joshua Wulf 2009-11-17 20:05:56 EST
After building a book in publican the output is in a directory called 'tmp'. It might make more sense to name this directory 'output' as this is what it contains. From a developer perspective this may be a temporary directory, but from a user perspective this is the directory that contains the output of the publican build process.

When I first started using publican a few years ago, I would routinely cd into the 'en-US' directory to find the output, as I had specified to build in en-US and this was the only directory I could see that seemed to relate. 

A directory called 'output' would be even more obvious.
Comment 1 Jeff Fearn 2009-11-25 18:45:04 EST
It's not just output, it's full of intermediate content.

If you want something clearer add --publish to the command line, it makes a directory name publish which contains only output.