[arch-general] How to safe configs to another path than ~

Gaetan Bisson bisson at archlinux.org
Thu Jul 25 04:46:48 EDT 2013

[2013-07-25 10:35:11 +0200] Ralf Mardorf:
> If I run
> HOME=/home/rocketmouse/alt_profiles/1 xfce4-terminal --maximize
> by xfce4-terminal
> the path gets completely ignored, all settings still are stored
> to /home/rocketmouse and not to the
> path /home/rocketmouse/alt_profiles/1.

Applications have different means of finding out what the HOME directory
of a given user is. The HOME environment variable is just one of them.
Other popular ones include the function calls getpwuid() and getpwuid();
they basically read the data from /etc/passwd so your only way to work
around that and pretend having a different home directory would be to
override those calls with LD_PRELOAD...


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