Re: how to find configuration files

danny van elsen wrote:
hello all,

I'm working on a gnome program in c++, for which I store configuration data in a separate file.

The Makefile installs this file in $(datadir)/myapp/.

On my system this translates to '/opt/gnome/share/myapp/ but what is the 'correct' way in a gnome program to determine the directory with configuration files?

Actually, that *is* the "correct" way. Or should I say: the defacto standard way.

A problem with hardcoding the path in the executable is that it makes your app non-relocatable. Windows app usually find their data files relative to the executable's folder. But you can do the same thing on Linux too. See

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