On Thu, Jan 24, 2019, Dave wrote:
>I'm doing a small application and want to add user preferences. Did some
>googling to see if there are standard Python ways/tools, but it seems not so
>much. My specific questions are:
>1. Best practices for a user preference file/system?
Generally I put them in the user's $HOME or $HOME/etc directory
with appropriate permissions unless working in a virtual
>2. File format favored and why - ini, JSON, etc?
I like ini for most user configuration files as the format is
simple, easy to read, and handled nicely with the ConfigParser
>3. File location? I'm using Ubuntu and I believe that the correct location
>would be home/.config/<app-name> . What about Mac and Windows?
See above. Same for Mac. I don't do Windows.
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