[GNC-dev] GnuCash 3 on Linux

Wm wm_o_o_o at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Feb 27 16:20:07 EST 2019

On 24/02/2019 01:50, Chris Good wrote:

> Chris,
> If I save reports from GnuCash 3.4 on Linux Mint Tara (Ubuntu 18.04), the
> reports are saved in
> /home/<user>/.local/share/gnucash/saved-reports-2.8 and I have verified this
> contains the report config which I saved.


> This is where I expected to find them based on the description in
> https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Configuration_Locations.


> I am not sure what the 2.4 in your case and 2.8 in my case actually refer
> to. The wiki says  they are related to GnuCash versions but not obviously
> the version which is running.

2.8 and 2.4 make no difference, wastrel :)

> Hi David,
> Geert answered this 6/6/2018:
> 2.8, not 2.4. If not 2.8 file is found, gnucash 3 and up will search for a
> saved-reports-2.4, but it will only save to saved-reports-2.8.

this is a spit mouth reply as it doesn't say *where* the report file 
will be saved.

I expected more of you, ChrisG

> I haven't updated the wiki as it was recently changed to say:
> 	saved-reports-x.y
> presumably to ensure it doesn't quickly become outdated.
> Personally, I would prefer if it was more specific.

I'm hoping I'll prevail or you or someone with some sense.

> I am finally about to release my BackupGnuCash java app 1.3.0, now updated
> for GnuCash 3.

Scary stuff, brave you.

> As it is difficult to tell if a configuration file location has been
> overridden by an environment variable somewhere, I've taken the tack of only
> looking for configuration files to backup in the default locations.

> Regards,
> Chris Good

May I have a look at your script?

Love, Wm

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