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authorChristian Grothoff <>2013-10-09 10:26:23 +0000
committerChristian Grothoff <>2013-10-09 10:26:23 +0000
commitd0a9f269aa6575253b1c284d594a467e6fdeb7c7 (patch)
tree21cf2183b906bd550eff83616552097c977ad530 /README
parentd4baeee37d09e53b5f176398a1b4aaa0aa747883 (diff)
more work towards XDG spec (#3000) -- config file location
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1 files changed, 4 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/README b/README
index f3d57a4f3..ad43c1f2a 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -115,8 +115,9 @@ the $HOME-directory of your "gnunet" user is, you might need to set
the SERVICEHOME option in section "[PATHS]" to "/var/lib/gnunet" to
do this. Depending on your personal preferences, you may also want to
use "/etc/gnunet.conf" for the location of the configuration file in
-this case (instead of ~gnunet/.gnunet/gnunet.conf"). In this case,
-you need to start GNUnet using "gnunet-arm -s -c /etc/gnunet.conf".
+this case (instead of ~gnunet/.config/gnunet.conf"). In this case,
+you need to start GNUnet using "gnunet-arm -s -c /etc/gnunet.conf" or
+set "XDG_CONFIG_HOME=/etc/".
You can avoid running 'make install' as root if you run configure
with the "--with-sudo=yes" option and have extensive sudo rights
@@ -172,7 +173,7 @@ GNUnet uses two types of configuration files, one that specifies the
system-wide defaults (typically located in
$GNUNET_PREFIX/share/gnunet/config.d/) and a second one that overrides
default values with user-specific preferences. The user-specific
-configuration file should be located in "~/.gnunet/gnunet.conf" or its
+configuration file should be located in "~/.config/gnunet.conf" or its
location can be specified by giving the "-c" option to the respective
GNUnet application.