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'chris'
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Script to backup ALL Gnome Settings

hi

I'm looking for script to backup ALL Gnome Settings like icons, menus, themes etc.

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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Script to backup ALL Gnome Settings

Shalom,

Couple suggestions:
http://www.webupd8.org/2010/01/script-to-backup-and-restore-gnome.html

http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/coffee-lounge/137727-yourgnome-backup-all-your-gnome-things.html

It really would help if you told us what distribution and version of Linux you use.

My brain is to full to remember that.

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Michal Kapalka (mikap)
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Re: Script to backup ALL Gnome Settings

hi,

check this link :

http://gnome-backup.sourceforge.net/

mikap
dirk dierickx
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Re: Script to backup ALL Gnome Settings

hmm, this is a difficult one because it depends what you mean with 'gnome'. if you're talking about the pure gnome desktop settings, that is not very hard to do, but when including application settings, now that is where things get complicated.

for example, most pure gnome tools save their configuration in the .gnome2 (or some other gnome settings dir). but then programs like pidgin for example, which use gtk and blend in fine with gnome don't use these folders at all. they use their own folder, you can see this when doing a 'ls -a' in your home. most of those hidden dirs are configuration and data directories for some app.

in most cases copying all of those you won't miss anything, ofcourse you'll be taking a long a lot of non-gnome, or even old unused apps data as well.
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: Script to backup ALL Gnome Settings

Thx, but where exactly is the whole GNOME Menu tree for a user stored?
dirk dierickx
Honored Contributor

Re: Script to backup ALL Gnome Settings

as described by the XDG standards, this is located in the ~/.config/menus directory.