Move KiCad libraries to home folder

KiCad libraries are saved in /usr/share/kicad, taking up a lot of space in the root partition. I’d prefer to have them in my home folder. Can I move them? How?

I’m on Debian GNU/Linux 9.1 (stretch).

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You should be able to move everything under /usr/share/kicad/ to another directory and make /usr/share/kicad a soft link with ln command, I believe you know how because you use Debian (unless it’s administrated by someone else).


Thank you! For future reference and googlers here’s how to move it to a kicad-dir in your home folder:

mkdir ~/kicad
sudo mv /usr/share/kicad/* ~/kicad/
sudo rm -rf /usr/share/kicad/
sudo ln -s ~/kicad/ /usr/share/kicad
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