saving settings

SuperHik junkytownMAKNI at gmail.com
Mon May 29 15:46:46 CEST 2006


Diez B. Roggisch wrote:
> SuperHik wrote:
> 
>> aum wrote:
>>> On Mon, 29 May 2006 09:05:36 +0200, SuperHik wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I was wondering how to make a single .exe file, say some kind od clock,
>>>> and be able to save some settings (alarm for example) into the same
>>>> file? Basically make code rewrite it self...
>>>>
>>>> thanks!
>>> Yikes!!!
>>>
>>> I'd strongly suggest you read the doco for ConfigParser, and load/save
>>> your config file to/from os.path.join(os.path.expanduser("~")).
>>>
>>> Another option - save your stuff in the Windows Registry
>>>
>> but if I copy this file on the other computer settings will be lost...
> 
> It _might_ come as a shock to you, but when you install e.g. Word on another
> computer, there aren't any documents coming with it. Especially not the
> ones you wrote on that other machine.
that doesn't shock me :p
anyway you're talking about instalation while I'm talkig about single 
standalone file.
Besides, if it was neccessary I bet MS would make that option (and it
wouldn't be a problem since installation is not done from a sinlge file 
but from the CD (should be CD-RW in that case) with lots of files and 
directories so they'd create just another directory on the installation 
CD, say \All Documents\ )
> 
> Seriously: Who is going to copy a executable around?
Obviously I am. :D
Do you know of any
> other program that behaves like that?
No, but for most programs I used I never bothered to check where did 
they put their settings.
That's just the thing, I'm not a professional programmer so I was 
wondering is it possible to do it, and if it is how much trouble would 
it be. If nothing I will just make a config file right next to the 
executable..
> 
> Diez
thanks!



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