[Lazarus] Configuration data in Linux?
mschnell at lumino.de
Tue Sep 28 09:46:03 CEST 2010
AFAIK the only commonly agreed "standard" is that ini files or
directories have the same name as the application prefixed by a "." but
no additional ending.
They usually are placed in the home directory of the user if they
contain user specific data and in /etc/ if they contain global data (in
/etc/ the "." often is omitted).
As (AFAIK) there is no standard about coding the content (other than
that it needs to be ASCII characters) ini format is not a bad idea. XML
of course is more "modern" and more flexible, as it supports a
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