change file location

Asked by Mark Jones

I would like to store the recipe files on my home network so I can access it from other computers around the house. What file do I need to look at trying to modify in order to change the location that the program looks at for the file(s)?

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Bernhard Reiter (ockham-razor) said :

The database location isn't stored in a file, but can be set using a command line argument passed to gourmet. This subjet is best covered by our FAQ item 11 (found online at for Gourmet version 0.16.0, but available in earlier versions, too):

11. Where does Gourmet store its data (including my recipes)?

On Linux, Gourmet stores its data by default in ~/.gourmet (i.e. a hidden
subfolder of your home directory named .gourmet -- mind the dot).
On Windows, the gourmet directory (without the dot) is buried somewhere
in your user directory (normally <UserDir>\AppData\Roaming\gourmet).
If you can't find it, use Windows Explorer to search it within your user

You can change that location by use of the `--gourmet-directory` command
line option. (Try `gourmet --help` for a list of all available options.)

Also note the `--database-url` option which allows specifying an
[SQLAlchemy-style database URL](
(which by default is something like `sqlite:///~/.gourmet/recipes.db`, but
could also be e.g. `mysql://gourmetrecipe:password@localhost/gourmetrecipe`
if you're using a MySQL database, which by the way could also reside on some
remote server.)

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