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Re: Registry key ConfigDir doesn't work

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 17:40:28 +0200

Karsonito wrote:
> On Jul 14, 9:07 pm, Stefan Küng <tortoise..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> Karsonito wrote:
>>> When I set HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TortoiseSVN\ConfigDir key
>>> TortoiseSVN still uses %AppData%\Subversion.
>>> I moved files from %AppData%\Subversion in other place. Then I set
>>> registry key. When I start TortoiseSVN and ones created %AppData%
>>> \Subversion again.
>>> When I monitor file operations with FileMon I see TortoiseSVN activity
>>> in specified directory (ConfigDir), but it still creates %AppData%
>>> \Subversion.
>> That's expected: you can only specify another config file to use, but
>> the original one is still used (the one you specify can override the
>> original one, but all options you did not specify in your custom config
>> file are read from the original location).
>
> Strange behavior. In such way I can't hide my passwords in safe place
> (crypted disk).
> So, which task this setting solve? I was expecting simple moving of
> config profile.

Sure you can.
As I said: the custom config file is used and overwrites all settings in
the original config file. But the original is still used.
So: if you want to have your custom config file on an encrypted disk,
just do it. You don't have to put your passwords in the config file in
the original location.

Stefan

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