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(@tony75)
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Hi

In windows saves programs in program setting but in linux where is the program saves?

 
Posted : 14/07/2020 3:21 pm
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pbobby
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Either a .file in the users' /home folder or somewhere under /etc path.

 
Posted : 14/07/2020 5:35 pm
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Posted by: @tony75

In windows saves programs in program setting but in linux where is the program saves?

A bit unclear  -- are you asking about programs or program settings?

For Linux, a good starting point is the Linux File Hierarchy Standard.

Not all Linuxes follow it to the letter, though.  And other Unixes may do things differently -- for those, you need to look at their documentation.

 
Posted : 14/07/2020 6:33 pm
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Posted by: @tony75

Hi

In windows saves programs in program setting but in linux where is the program saves?

I agree with athulin as the question is a bit unclear.

However, on a Linux system programs are usually installed in the /bin or /usr/bin folders, this is the default location on most Linux/Unix systems. In addition IF a program is installed from a 3rd party that is not available in the distibution's software repository it usually intalls in the /opt folder, where you might also find some of THAT program's settings.

I also agree with pbobby that the majority of program settings are stored in hidden files in the root of a particular user's /home folder in either a hidden folder or file which is indicated by a "." preceding the file or folder. In most cases you will also find a particular program's data in THAT hidden folder. To view the hidden files or folders in any directory on a Linux/Unix system simply press the "ctrl+h" keys at the same time which will show the hidden files or else in a terminal window just do "ls -la" which will list the hidden files.

 
Posted : 14/07/2020 7:51 pm
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@equalibrium

Thanks I got the answer maybe I was unclear in my quetion.

 
Posted : 15/07/2020 6:28 pm
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@pbobby

Thanks

 
Posted : 15/07/2020 6:31 pm
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@athulin

Thanks for your answer.

 
Posted : 15/07/2020 6:32 pm
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