Default $HFS Locations

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Howdy Houdini Crew!

I'm doing research for a book I am writing.

Could anyone tell me where the default $HFS locations are for macOS and Linux?

For example the default $HFS on a Windows machine is, (Depending on version), C:\PROGRA~1\SIDEEF~1\HOUDIN~1.303

Thank you for your help!
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Hey,

Installation [www.sidefx.com]

Mac – On macOS, the default Houdini installation path is:
/Applications/Houdini/HoudiniX.Y.ZZZ

Windows – On Windows, the default Houdini installation path is:
C:/Program Files/Side Effects Software/Houdini X.Y.ZZZ

Linux – On Linux, the default Houdini installation path is:
/opt/hfsX.Y.ZZZ
Edited by viklc - 2022年9月25日 06:31:05
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What kind of book is it?

The Linux version defaults to

/opt/hfs19.5.368

(the number at the end depending on your version, and several versions can be installed in parallel).
This location is defined by the unix file hierarchy standard, and Sidefx are one of the few outfits that actually do it correctly.
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Thank you, Martin!

It's good to know SideFX is doing it correctly.

The book is an introduction to Python for reluctant artists.
Instead of using Visual Studio, PyCharm or any other programming environment, I founds artists have a much better retention using Houdini as an IDE and have them do exercises on objects and geometry they can see.

I am always looking for reviewers. If you know of anyone who knows Houdini Python, please have them respond to this thread.

Cheers
Edited by ProfessorChris - 2022年9月19日 07:28:53
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Thank you, Vic_lc!

I just noticed your reply.

This is the last piece of the puzzle.

Much appreciated!
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