1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 11, 2012 4:03 PM by Catch-22 RSS

    find configuration files

    user3266490
      Hi,

      How to find what are the configuration files needed for default executables in Linux? Is it possible to find it?
      For Example : xhost which has some configuration files.how to find those files by simple way?.
      I am not good in OS level.

      Thanks & Regards,
      VN

      Edited by: user3266490 on Jul 12, 2012 1:45 AM
        • 1. Re: find configuration files
          Catch-22
          Most system wide system and software program settings are stored in /etc and sub-directories. User specific settings are generally located in $HOME. You can use the "ls -a" command to show hidden files and directories that start with a period (.). The man page for a command will also typically show where the settings are stored, .e.g. "man xhost". Btw, the xhost program is obsolete and should not be used anymore.