On Tue, 2019-05-14 at 15:15 -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
John Horne wrote:
> For that reason I decided that I would perform a fresh installation this
> time. So, next was to see how to export my desktop and panel settings. I
> was a bit surprised to see no way of doing this at all. I appreciate that
> I will have to export/import settings for various apps that I use - like
> evolution and firefox (okay so neither of those is a KDE app!) - but I
> would have thought KDE would have something similar.
If you grab all of
~/.kde/ (legacy kde4 config/data)
you should generally be good.
Thanks for that. That would be good for a 'backup' solution, but, as in
case, it would accumulate things over time that may well no longer be
What I was looking for was something that would export settings, and import
them but would also check on import the relevant config files to ensure that
they are up to date. That is, remove old, unrequired entries, modify others if
required or just remove the file completely (or at least display a message
indicating that the file is no longer used).
I've been given a few more days before my old PC is removed. What I'll do is
back everything up, but perform an initial Fedora/KDE install on the new
hardware. Then restore some things, like bookmarks, my mail folder etc, but
start afresh with any config settings. If there is some setting I require, then
I can use the backup if required. This way all the old, unrequired, files and
entries will be gone.
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