What's the perfect (OS independent) way of storing filepaths ?
steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au
Mon Oct 20 00:26:21 CEST 2008
On Sun, 19 Oct 2008 15:40:32 +0000, Duncan Booth wrote:
> Steven D'Aprano <steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au> wrote:
>> In Linux, config files should go into:
>> ~/.<appname>/ or /etc/<appname>/
>> In Windows (which versions?) then should go into the Documents And
>> Settings folder, where ever that is.
>> There's no single string which can represent both of these conventions!
> The first of those should do nicely for both Linux and Windows:
> 'C:\\Documents and Settings\\Duncan\\.appname'
Except Windows users will be wondering why they have a directory starting
with '.' in their home directory. Dot to make files hidden is not AFAIK
supported by Windows.
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