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wakrein 10-07-2009 03:45 AM

When i apt-get install where is the working directory?
 
when i apt-get install mednafen i couldnt seem to locate the working directory. what i want to do is back up my saved game files onto an sd card. Im on an asus eeepc 900a with xandros lite. Any help is much appriciated thanks.

acid_kewpie 10-07-2009 03:52 AM

well that's nothing to do with the installation itself, but where the installed app works... check the docs for this program for details. By default check for ".something" files and directories in your home.

lutusp 10-07-2009 03:54 AM

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Originally Posted by wakrein (Post 3710660)
when i apt-get install visualboyadvance i couldnt seem to locate the working directory. what i want to do is back up my saved game files onto an sd card. Im on an asus eeepc 900a with xandros lite. Any help is much appriciated thanks.

The "working directory" is almost certainly under your home directory. Just list the contents this way:

$ ls -la

This invocation shows dotted directories. Or, in a GUI file explorer, specify "Show hidden files". Same result. Look for a "dotted" directory that sounds like the name of the program. Like this (example):

Code:

.visualboyadvance
Or something similar.

wakrein 10-07-2009 03:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wakrein (Post 3710660)
when i apt-get install mednafen i couldnt seem to locate the working directory. what i want to do is back up my saved game files onto an sd card. Im on an asus eeepc 900a with xandros lite. Any help is much appriciated thanks.

I believe i found it! It would be a hidden folder within my /home/user/ directory called .mednafen/
The saved games i believe are located in /home/user/.mednafen/sav
Thanks anyways =)


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