Default File Locations (2021-09-03)

A explanation about important file locations for system configuration.

This page describes where on the Motion Controller Motorcortex related (configuration) files can be found. These are default locations, actual location may vary depending on your setup or version. This page shows per default the latest version.

Motorcortex versions:

Application Specific Configuration files

Application Specific Configuration files are located in:


This folder may be a link to a certain application configuration, e.g.:

/etc/motorcortex/config --> /etc/motorcortex/config.myproject

Inside the /etc/motorcortex/config/ folder there are a number of files and folders that hold configuration options:

  • motorcortex.conf; specifies which executable is going to be used and sets some commend line options. This file is used by the init.d script that automatically starts and stops motorcortex applications.
  • config.json; specifies runtime options for the executable. This file sets task priorities and can set various options that are used when the application starts.
  • control/; folder that holds control system parameters
  • io/; folder that holds io configuration

License certificates

License certificates for Motorcortex products have to be installed in:


Communication certificates

Communication certificates are installed in:


Log files

Log files are created in:




depending on the system configuration.