Working in a Unixy system, I am often confused by where to store downloaded packages.
For example, I'm trying to install Spark on OSX, following these instructions.
When I get to
tar -xvzf spark-1.1.1.tar, I wonder if I'm really supposed to do this in
/Users/me/Downloads, which is where the downloaded tar package has automatically stored itself.
Is this really the best place to store the package, or is there a conventional place to put them?
I periodically clear out my Downloads folder, so I worry that deleting the original files might cause problems.