Linux preferences

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Thu May 11 23:27:31 EDT 2006

Andre Garzia wrote:

> 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?
> 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"

They expect files to be concealed?

Personally I don't trust apps that hide things from me, and I'm very
surprised that the uber gurus who use Linux actually prefer hidden files.

  Richard Gaskin
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