[Lazarus] Configuration data in Linux?

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Tue Sep 28 10:47:38 CEST 2010

On 28 September 2010 09:15, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
> Global settings in /etc or possibly /usr/local/etc (or possibly both, using
> a symlink). Per-user settings in the user's root directory, with the name
> preceded by . to limit its visibility.

freedesktop.org (an organization trying to implement standards for
Linux desktop apps) has had a recommendation for storing application
config files specific to a user in the $HOME/.config/<appname>/
directory, instead of the $HOME directory. This is why FPC's
GetAppConfigDir() defaults to the ~/.config/<app>/ directory.

  - Graeme -

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