AW: Slightly] "Standard" file extension for a preferences file?

Tiemo Hollmann TB toolbook at
Mon Dec 12 12:58:39 EST 2016

I don't know, what the "how to" standard would be. I am using an .xml file
for my preferences, because it's easy and safe to write and read.

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von Paul Dupuis
Gesendet: Montag, 12. Dezember 2016 17:50
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Betreff: [OT: Slightly] "Standard" file extension for a preferences file?

So, the debate of the morning here is: Is there a standard or common (most
frequently used) convention for the file extension for a preferences or
options file that is common between Windows and OSX and Linux? Or for that
matter iOS and Android as well?

I've see .CFG [Configuration File] and .INI [Initialization File] or .PRF
[Preferences or Profile File] as well as the more common .TXT, or .DAT. I
have also see .prefs and .preferences in use.

I have also see a couple attempts are a "proprietary" extensions - for
example is a software products is called XYZ Writer, the preferences file
extension may be something like .xyzprefs.

What do people on the list use? Are there any standards or most common
conventions? Google didn't see to find anything for me that suggests there
are any standards.

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