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Re: config files on Windows

From: Hontvari Jozsef <hontvari_at_solware.com>
Date: 2002-03-26 21:48:08 CET

> Hontvari Jozsef's suggestion of looking at the APPDATA variable below
> means that even if we find a configuration, it would be
> system-specific,

APPDATA is actually user specific. (But that is not necessarily an
advantage... If I have to select between user specific and system wide
configuarion, then I surely select system wide. Maybe this comes from the
typical usage of windows)

>(and the USERPROFILE var is even less likely to exist ...

no, USERPROFILE is more likely exists. The problem with it, that we need the
APPDATA directory not the USERPROFILE directory. I mention that some
software does not bother with this.

>And the more vars we check, the less
> consistency we have when answering the question "Where are my config
> files under Win32?"!)

that is true. (but if you follow the windows style, then this question will
never occur :-))

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