[Lazarus] Configuration data in Linux?

Michael Schnell 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 
structured layout.


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