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I see this discussion that one can change the default QGIS project format back to the text based .qgs. But there is no detail. Quoting the discussion:

There is an option to start QGIS with another default setting file

--globalsettingsfile

https://docs.qgis.org/testing/en/docs/user_manual/introduction/qgis_configuration.html#running-qgis-with-advanced-settings

You can have a look at how the french ministry of ecology handles this issue here: http://www.geoinformations.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/qgis-package-3-4-2-pour-test-a3662.html

But the linked page does not mention .qgs.

Does any one have a complete answer on how to change QGIS 3 default to use the old .qgs format?

(as of QGIS 3.12, Ubuntu 18.04).

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Based on the changelog of QGIS 3.12, there is an option to change the default QGIS project to .qgs:

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Check the above image, it is located at the bottom of General tab.

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