How to change settings location on linux?

kata
2008-03-01
2013-01-14
  • kata

    kata - 2008-03-01

    Greetings,

    I am running on Linux and I just compiled a custom Pidgin for myself and a friend and everything is great except I need to know a way to change the location of the .purple settings folder. I have the full Pidgin installed which I need but I also want to use the other pidgin and not have their settings mixed up. I have the custom Pidgin compiled to run from /opt/custom-pidgin and everything is statically linked and the only plugin is IRC and it is static with all other plugins disabled.

    I know with Firefox, there is a script that can be used to set the profile directory somewhere you specify, is there anything similar for Pidgin? Would Pidgin have to be compiled with something different? Would some source code need editing (if so, give examples please)?

    Any and all help is greatly appreciated :-)

     
    • kata

      kata - 2008-03-01

      Nevermind I found out what I needed to know. I am posting it here for anyone else who wants to know...

      pidgin --config=/path/to/config-folder

      Simple.

       

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