[Lazarus] Where does Lazarus store/look for global settings/options?
nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Mon Nov 24 20:03:18 CET 2008
On Mon, 24 Nov 2008 18:04:38 +0100
Tom Verhoeff <T.Verhoeff at tue.nl> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 11:38:54AM +0100, Mattias Gaertner wrote:
> > On Sat, 22 Nov 2008 19:51:10 +0100
> > Tom Verhoeff <T.Verhoeff at tue.nl> wrote:
> > > On my Mac, they appear to be stored in several XML files located
> > > in ~/.lazarus/
> > Yes.
> > (There are some ideas to change this to a more mac like directory.)
> Where do they go under Windows and Linux?
Linux, BSD, Solaris: $HOME/.lazarus
Windows: depends on the installation. I'm not sure if GetAppConfigDir
depends on windows version. Maybe Vincent can tell.
You can see the config directory, when starting the IDE on the console.
> > > If I find out, where would be an appropriate place to document
> > > this in the wiki? It is something to put in IDE documentation,
> > > but I had also hoped to find it under development documentation.
> > IMO it should go to development documentation, because these files
> > are almost only edited by the IDE itself. I never edited them myself
> > manually.
> > I would even say: If you need to edit/inspect them, then you found a
> > bug.
> OK, I'll see if I can find some time to add the information.
> For the plain user, it is still useful to know where Lazarus stores
> options and settings (e.g. for backup, permission issues). Internal
> details should indeed go into developer documentation.
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