Can't find the $OPENHAB_CONF file/directory

as a openHAB2 beginner i dig in the documentation

…The files’ location is in the $OPENHAB_CONF…

no i can’t find a directory called OPENHAB_CONF

also there

no hint about this $OPENHAB_CONF

for example /etc/openhab2/sitemaps if you are on an apt install.

There seems to be some confusion… :grin:
$OPENHAB_CONF is not a directory but an environment variable. If you run OH on Linux (e.g. RaspberryPi) you can check these environment variables with the command:


If you run on Windows, use:


The actual directory path is the value of this environment variable. The standard file locations on Linux can be found here in the docs.

@noppes123 thanks for your feedback, yes i am bit confused :wink: