# get_config_dir¶

astropy.config.get_config_dir(rootname='astropy')[source]

Determines the package configuration directory name and creates the directory if it doesn’t exist.

This directory is typically $HOME/.astropy/config, but if the XDG_CONFIG_HOME environment variable is set and the $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/astropy directory exists, it will be that directory. If neither exists, the former will be created and symlinked to the latter.

Parameters
rootnamestr

Name of the root configuration directory. For example, if rootname = 'pkgname', the configuration directory would be <home>/.pkgname/ rather than <home>/.astropy (depending on platform).

Returns
configdirstr

The absolute path to the configuration directory.