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

John Briggs johneb47 at optusnet.com.au
Fri Jul 26 19:57:55 EDT 2013

On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 11:51:41AM +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Fri, 2013-07-26 at 18:08 +1200, Ross Hamblin wrote:
> > Unless I have missed something I think one of the audio
> > session-managers should help you on the audio side, not so sure about
> > other apps though.
> > Jack-session and ladish work well for me unless I have misunderstood.
> > Non-session is also popular although I have not tried that myself yet.
> Hi,
> I've doubts that session managers are that comfortable as a script is. I
> might be mistaken.
> I'm starting sessions by a script. I don't like to use jack dbus.
> Do those session managers really take care about the configurations in
> ~? AFAIK they automatically add changes I make during a session, even if
> I make those changes only temporarily or by mistake. When I tested
> ladish I was to stupid to use it without a learning curve and I don't
> want to add something complicated to my sessions, I also won't something
> to add that does need resources, CPU and/or RAM. Following the Linux
> audio users mailing list I read a lot of whining about unsupported
> applications, somebody lost a production, because he used jack-session
> in a wrong way. So IIUC session managers aren't neither safe to use, nor
> able to handle all applications.
> I don't want additional GUI stuff on the Desktop, I already avoid to use
> even qjackctl and for sure I won't be forced to use patchage or
> something similar confusingly. There should be as less Windows as
> possible. Several apps should be automatically startet in a terminal
> emulation, a script can do this, are session managers able to do this
> too? This unfortunately is important, since I never run an audio session
> were there wasn't the need to troubleshoot.
> Some audio apps are able to take care about the configurations (the user
> can save and restore them giving a path), others e.g. Qtractor don't and
> for some apps it's even hard to find the configuration files in ~.
> I don't need something to start the applications, a script can do this
> very good, I also don't need something to load songs, samples etc., this
> also can be done by a script, I just miss a way to find all hidden
> config files in ~ and to safe them to a path were I store the
> productions.
> My workaround is to save and restore ~ nearly completely, sure, without
> touching e.g. emails.
> It also would be nice, even if it's not that important, if I could use
> another configuration profile even for e.g. xfce4-terminal for audio
> sessions.
> Regards,
> Ralf
I am unaware of what applications you are using but most applications have the
option to specify different configuration files than the default $HOME
directory so it should be a simple matter of using this option to specify
your configuration path.



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