How to export settings?

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How to export settings?

Post by 10basetom » Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:10 pm

I'm installing CodeLite on another computer and would like to bring over all my settings. What is the best way to do this? I couldn't find an "export settings" command similar to Eclipse.

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Re: How to export settings?

Post by eranif » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:42 am

Unfortunately, there is no single button that will export all.
The colour theme, you can export from settings->colurs and fonts->export button
The other settings (folding, tabs vs spaces etc etc):
Copy the files: ~/.codelite/config/codelite.xml and ~/.codelite/config/codelite.conf to the new machine (in both cases, close CodeLite before doing this)


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Re: How to export settings?

Post by 10basetom » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:35 am

Hi Eran, thanks for the info -- that's better than messing around with the registry like I've had to do with some programs :).

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Re: How to export settings?

Post by ColinTaylor » Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:24 pm

Eran

[1] On Windows 10, the files "codelite.xml" and "codelite.conf" are in folder
  • C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\codeLite\config
is this the correct location from which to get these files?

[2] In the above location, there are several other config files (e.g. "keybindings.conf", "build_settings.xml"). In principle, is it also safe to copy these files over to the new PC?

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Re: How to export settings?

Post by eranif » Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:59 pm

ColinTaylor wrote:[1] On Windows 10, the files "codelite.xml" and "codelite.conf" are in folder
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\codeLite\config
is this the correct location from which to get these files?
Yes. The correct path is

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%appdata%\CodeLite\config
ColinTaylor wrote:In the above location, there are several other config files (e.g. "keybindings.conf", "build_settings.xml"). In principle, is it also safe to copy these files over to the new PC?
yes and no.
Yes - keybindings.conf
No - build_settings.xml: this file contains absolute paths to the tool-chain which might not work on a different machine

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