[Pharo-dev] Preferences location on linux and windows?

phil at highoctane.be phil at highoctane.be
Mon Oct 30 06:15:22 EDT 2017


I am using

FileLocator preferences pathString

--> C:\Users\phil\AppData\Roaming

And FileLocator preferences asFileReference in a playground opens the
folder on the right.

Phil

On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 8:39 AM, Clément Bera <bera.clement at gmail.com>
wrote:

>
>
> On Sun, Oct 29, 2017 at 9:27 PM, Stephane Ducasse <stepharo.self at gmail.com
> > wrote:
>
>> tx!
>> I would have never guessed it.
>>
>
> That's normal, nobody would have guessed it because it's not a guess.
> Instead of guessing, one can just use any of the Pharo search engine which
> allow to find anything in Pharo in a couple seconds.
>
> Using GTSpotter, typing 'Preferences' immediately shows as the first
> result the general and version preference folders, with location and
> contents.
>
> Using the class search feature of Nautilus [1], entering 'Preferences'
> shows only a couple classes, including StartupPreferencesLoader, which by
> name explicitly says this is responsible for loading the startup
> preferences. Looking at its comment we see:
>
> ...
> Print the result of "StartupPreferencesLoader preferencesGeneralFolder"
> which holds the startup scripts common to all versions of Pharo.
> Print the result of "StartupPreferencesLoader preferencesVersionFolder"
> which holds the startup scripts specific to the version of the current
> image.
> ...
>
> As Nicolas said, the address of the folder is different based on the OS
> version, OS settings, OS updates, the user rights of the person who started
> Pharo... That's why in StartupPreferencesLoader the way to find the path
> is documented and not the path itself.
>
>  [1] Open Nautilus, right click in the left column and select 'Find
> class...' in the menu
>
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Oct 29, 2017 at 9:23 PM, Cyril Ferlicot D.
>> <cyril.ferlicot at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Le 29/10/2017 à 21:19, Stephane Ducasse a écrit :
>> >> Hi guys
>> >>
>> >> I'm about to release a new booklet and I need the following
>> information.
>> >> What are the preferences  location on linux and windows?
>> >>
>> >> TX
>> >>
>> >
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > For windows:
>> >
>> > C:\Users\Name_Of_Your_User\AppData\Roaming
>> >
>> > You can also describe it by:
>> >
>> > %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming
>> >
>> > This location contains a "Pharo" folder.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --
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>> > https://ferlicot.fr
>> >
>> > http://www.synectique.eu
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>> > 59650 Villeneuve d'ascq France
>> >
>>
>>
>
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