How to access/edit QGIS3 Plugin folder from external software in Linux Mint 19.1?

by Ruben FV   Last Updated July 12, 2019 01:22 AM

I am glad to share my first question in this forum with you. I hope I can formulate the problem correctly.

I have been working in a QGIS3 Python plugin in a Windows system with QGIS 3.8. From today on I want to develop the plugin in a computer with QGIS 3.6.2 and Linux Mint 19.1 as a OS.

I copy-pasted the plugin folder into the corresponding user profile directory of the Linux computer ("/home/USER/.var/app/org.qgis.qgis/data/QGIS/QGIS3/profiles/default/python/plugins/PLUGIN"). The plugin is working perfectly.

I could copy-paste the plugin folder and I can edit its files from the file explorer or text editors. However, I cannot access or edit the plugin folder and files from other software, specifically from PyCharm and GitKracken. I realized that there are three subfolders in "/home/USER/.var/app/". These are: "com.axosoft.GitKraken", "com.jetbrains.PyCharm-Community" and "org.qgis.qgis". The last one is where the plugin is located. When browsing the system from these two programs, I can only see their respective folders in "/home/USER/.var/app/", but no sign of the existing "org.qgis.qgis", as if read permissions were missing. I am working as admin user.

I would like to continue developing the plugin code with both software while it is still in the QGIS user profile folder, in order to see and reload the changes dynamically.

Any idea how to solve this? Thank you very much in advance!

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