[GNC-dev] GnuCash 3 on Linux

Wm wm_o_o_o at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Feb 24 11:19:09 EST 2019

On 24/02/2019 03:12, David Cousens wrote:
> Wm
> You could have a startup script which copied a common user config file for
> GnuCash from a backup or other central location to each users home directory
> and then copied it back on exit.
> On Linux the files would be those in the directories:
> /home/<user>/.local/share/gnucash  (all user data)
> /home/<user>/.config/gnucash          (gnucash config data)
> /home/<user>/.local/share/gtk-3.0    (gtk data)
> /home/<user>/.config/gtk-3.0           (gtk config)
> On Windows they should be in
> c:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\GnuCash or
> c:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\gtk-3.0
> OR
> c:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\GnuCash
> c:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\gtk-3.0
> Don't know enough about Windoze anymore to know which set is most likely to
> be used but this link has an explanation
> https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/appdata-roaming-vs-local/
> If you only wanted to back up the reports not just all user data, you could
> just backup the
> saved-reports-<x>.<y> from the requisite directories and just restore that
> file from a backup or other central copy stored with the main book file.

It is a lot more complicated than you think.

Let me open this part of the discussion by saying:

Does gnc know where it took stuff from and placed it when 3.x was run 
for the first time?

We know this was a one way change but were the from and to locations 
known about and recorded?

I think they weren't all known about and recorded and gnc has 
contributed to actual data loss. <-- not something I ever wanted to say 
as this was warned about and avoidable.  The warnings were ignored.


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