Linux preferences

Sarah Reichelt sarah.reichelt at gmail.com
Thu May 11 20:58:51 EDT 2006


Thanks Andre, that's the info I needed.

Cheers,
Sarah


On 5/12/06, Andre Garzia <soapdog at mac.com> wrote:
> Sarah,
>
> they expect it to be saved in their home folder ($HOME or ~) with a
> name beggining with a "." (so that it be hidden) like:
>
> .mySweetPrefsFile
>
> so you can use URL "file:~/.mySweetPrefs"
>
> cheers
> andre
>
> On May 11, 2006, at 9:44 PM, Sarah Reichelt wrote:
>
> > Sorry, I feel I've asked this before, but I can't find the answer in
> > the archives.
> >
> > Where do Linux users expect preferences to be saved?
> >
> > In Macs I use the specialFolderPath("Preferences").
> > In Windows I use specialFolderPath(26).
> >
> > What is the Linux equivalent? specialFolderPath doesn't seem to be a
> > function that works under Linux.
> >
> > On a related topic, what is the path for the user's documents folder
> > in Linux and how do to find it? Or is it considered OK just to store
> > data in the application's folder (doesn't sound Linux-ish).
> >
> > TIA,
> > Sarah
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