Expected Config File Locations
Smylers at stripey.com
Tue Aug 30 16:44:10 BST 2011
> On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 01:55:48PM +0100, Smylers wrote:
> > Hi. I'm looking for some advice on where I should
... ask users to ...
> > put the config file for a command I'm distributing on Cpan. Where
> > would you
... expect ...
> > it to be? I'm interested in opinions of Windows, Mac, and Unix
> > users, for both per-user and system-wide config.
Um, sorry for missing words out of my original question.
> while directory defaults are found in the current working directory.
I hadn't considered directory configuration files. Thanks.
> I can only tell you what I would do.
Thanks, given that there isn't clearly one right way, opinions are what
> For an application womble, I'd look for $PREFIX/etc/womblerc, and
> /etc/womblerc, loading the first one found. The load $HOME/.womblerc
> (if exists). Finally, look for ./.womblerc, and load that as well (if
OK. By $PREFIX do you mean the parent directory of where the command is
installed -- so /usr/local/bin/womble uses /usr/local/etc/womblerc and
/usr/bin/womble uses /usr/etc/womblerc?
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