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Specifying Directories

Environment Variable: KDEHOME
Example Setting(s): ~/.kde
Comment:
Environment Variable: KDEROOTHOME
Example Setting(s): /root/.kde
Comment: Different variable to prevent root writing to $KDEHOME of the user after running su .
Environment Variable: KDEDIR
Example Setting(s): /opt/kde3, /usr, /usr/kde3
Comment: Vendor dependent. Used by KDE 2. If not set, falls back to compiled-in default.
Environment Variable: KDEDIRS
Example Setting(s): /opt/kde3, /usr, /usr/kde3
Comment: New in KDE3. Can list multiple locations separated by a colon. If not set, falls back to $ KDEDIR

Don't need to be set, defaults work just fine.

Running KDE2 next to KDE3? Point $ KDEDIR to KDE 2 and $ KDEDIRS to KDE 3.

A staff member at a university could have the following settings:

KDEHOME='~/.kde3'
KDEROOTHOME='/root/.kde3'
KDEDIRS='/opt/kde_staff:/opt/kde3'



 
 
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