Electrum default wallet edit?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Palancar, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. Palancar

    Palancar Registered Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    I was torn on whether or not to ask this in the Linux forum. I think it is more of a technology question since you guys might know Electrum more then pure linux folks.

    For some reason I am drawing a blank here. I want to permanently change the default wallet path within Electrum. In order to do that I need to designate the Electrum path upon start to a personally named wallet. Lets call it xyz_wallet for this example. Electrum out of the box looks for a default wallet and always open it. If I go into home and delete the default wallet, the next time I start Electrum it makes me create a new default wallet. It only takes a few seconds to open my other wallets but I just want that default wallet gone!
    My new xyz_wallet will be my default and I can terminal any needed changes quite quickly once I learn the command to alter the path within Electrum.

    Linux OS:

    Currently Electrum defaults to: user/home/.electrum/wallets/default_wallet

    I just want to change the opening path to my named wallet. Why? If I get careless and accidentally use the default wallet (since it opens without my request upon start) I may give out a receiving btc address on a wallet I don't use. I could process the coins out to a wallet I do use, but I don't want the hassle.
  2. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    Is there a config file?

    It might work to create a symbolic link:
    $ cd /usr/home/user/.electrum/wallets/
    $ ln -s /path/to/xyz_wallet default_wallet
    But Electrum might overwrite the link. See "man ln" for more.
  3. Palancar

    Palancar Registered Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    I am going to try and resolve this over the next week. I have already twice started to use the default wallet by mistake. I need more than one wallet so learning to quickly change the start up path "edit" for Electrum would make it more convenient. Fortunately my live/online system is "seedless" on all wallets so its only my incovenience not really a loss threat of any kind!

    I may bring up a fresh VM and experiment with your idea. At least no harm no foul, just a few minutes of time. I do remember reading about this almost a year ago. I should have saved the link but I didn't. I remember it being quite easy according to the poster of the thread.

    Obviously, I could delete the default wallet and rename my xyz_wallet ----- > default wallet. That would end in confusion galore. My wallet names have great significance on my end. Those names help me sort out things.
Similar Threads
  1. RockLobster