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Re: [Bug-gnubg] .gnubgautorc under windows

From: Joern Thyssen
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] .gnubgautorc under windows
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 07:00:35 +0000
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On Wed, Oct 15, 2003 at 07:53:02PM +0200, Holger wrote
> At 23:19 13.10.2003, Holger wrote:
> >At 22:04 13.10.2003, Joern Thyssen wrote:
> >>> >I suggest the following:
> >>> >
> >>> >gnubg read and writes .gnubgautorc, .gnubg/* to/from
> >>> >
> >>> >(a) HOME on posix systems
> >>> >(b) USERPROFILE on later windows versions
> >>> >(c) current directory otherwise
> >>What do you propose then? I think it's a severe requirement that the
> >>user must be logged on as super user!
> >
> >Hmm, let's see. Well, first, logged in as administrator doesn't help and 
> >actually brings problems. %USERPROFILE% would then be the one of the 
> >administrator, not the user's. Also, user permissions are enough. Every 
> >user has in his %USERPROFILE% full permissions.
> >
> >My suggestion is something like this:
> >If env. var. USERPROFILE exists
> >        if directory %USERPROFILE%\gnubg doesn't exist
> >                mkdir %USERPROFILE%\gnubg
> >        if directory %USERPROFILE%\gnubg exists
> >                set it as homedirectory
> >else
> >        homedirectory = "."  or  = datadirectory
> Another option might be to create user directories like <gnubg install 
> folder>\.gnubg\username.

I think this is not a good idea. I prefer that all my files are
saved in one directory. This allows for easy backup as your files are
not scattered all over the place. Same advantage if you need to reload
your system. I think we should use %USERPROFILE% as originally


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