LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-07-2003, 05:26 AM   #1
vic_cw
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Posts: 56

Rep: Reputation: 15
Desktop configuration file


Hi !

I would like to know where Linux writes the desktop configuration, because I've got two computers and I would like to have the exact same desktop.


Thanks

vic


Long life to Linux
 
Old 07-07-2003, 01:18 PM   #2
MasterC
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Salt Lake City, UT - USA
Distribution: Gentoo ; LFS ; Kubuntu
Posts: 12,612

Rep: Reputation: 64
Normally in a . file. . files are hidden. These are usually written to the users home directory, with the name of the application, desktop environment as their name. So if you were using KDE3 it might be:
.kde3

If you are using fluxbox it's .fluxbox and so on.

HTH

Cool
 
Old 07-07-2003, 01:58 PM   #3
vic_cw
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Posts: 56

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks for your reply man. I had chosen "show hidden files" in the configuration, but I can't see the files starting by a dot. How can i ?

Thanks


vic

Long life to Linux
 
Old 07-07-2003, 07:46 PM   #4
MasterC
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Salt Lake City, UT - USA
Distribution: Gentoo ; LFS ; Kubuntu
Posts: 12,612

Rep: Reputation: 64
In the shell you can do that with:
ls -a

This displays all files in any directory, if the list is too long for 1 screen, you can:
ls -a | less
This makes you able to scroll up and down the list with the arrow keys.

Cool
 
Old 07-08-2003, 03:53 AM   #5
JZL240I-U
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Germany
Distribution: openSuSE 42.1_64+Tumbleweed-KDE, Mint 17.3
Posts: 3,957

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
In my distribution (SuSE 8.1) ~/.KDE is a (quite large) directory, not very obviously structured and the data hidden in some files. So editing (hypothetic) *.conf files is no easy chore ... read: I ran aground. Anybody with more experiences here, tips & tricks? For example, I would love to edit the structure of ten menus directly, but no chance, so far.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Configuration file for which Desktop manager to use? Knuckles T15 Fedora 1 04-10-2005 11:20 AM
Linux Desktop Configuration Question - jordo2323 Linux - General 3 10-22-2004 01:54 AM
Gnome 2.4 global desktop configuration hcgernhardt Linux - Software 0 06-20-2004 12:20 PM
Desktop and Boot configuration webwolf70 Linux - Software 3 03-03-2004 07:00 PM
Gnome desktop on Win98 - configuration help please LionKing Linux - Newbie 5 11-23-2002 10:41 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:59 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration