How to make LinuxDC++ preferences common for different users on one machine?

Asked by Vihar on 2009-11-15

e.g. when I'm logged in and add data to the sharing folders of DC, after that when my daughter logs in DC hashes the new data again and this is not needed in our case?

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Steven Sheehy
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2009-11-21
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Best Steven Sheehy (steven-sheehy) said : #1

Program data is stored in $HOME/.dc++, so each user will have their own preferences. This is how every program in Linux works (most Windows programs too). If you want to share preferences you can always move the .dc++ folder to somewhere where you both have read/write permissions then create a soft link in both of your home directories to that new location. However, note that LinuxDC++ does not support two instances running at the same time with the same preferences, so you would have to take turns using the program.

If you just wanted to share hash data and not the rest of the preferences you could do something similar but just with the hash related files inside .dc++/. Again, do not run multiple instances.

Vihar (vmankov) said : #2

Thank youq Stevenq I'll try it ahd will be back.
I tried with links pointing from the folder of one of the users to the folder of the other but it didn't work.

And yes I know DC++ doesn't allow multiple instances.

Vihar (vmankov) said : #3

Thanks Steven Sheehy, that solved my question.

Vihar (vmankov) said : #4

Done!

All it was I stupidly didn't rename the link file from "Link to .dc++" to ".dc++".

Thank you!