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windows location of config files (was: Re: config files on Windows)

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-03-27 02:26:47 CET

On Tue, Mar 26, 2002 at 05:59:37PM -0600, Jay Freeman (saurik) wrote:
> Branko:
>
> There is a small redistributable in the Platform SDK for this. It is
> SHFolder.exe, and can be installed alone (without IE4) to give SHFolder.dll,
> which contains that API. There is a HOWTO in MSDN about this: "HOWTO:
> Obtain the Location of Special Folders for a Migration DLL".

Yes, we should be doing this. Including, redist of that DLL. We should still
dynamically run-time test its existence. If the DLL is not present, then
flat-out punt on per-user config files. (always use the registry tho)

> Personally, I'd like to see the system-wide configuration stored in the same
> directory as the svn.exe binary.

That is the best place for it. There is no reason to locate it in a system
folder when the .exe's folder works very well (and is easily located).

Cheers,
-g

-- 
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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