feature request: don't save config if nothing changed

Erik Harrison erikharrison at gmail.com
Sun Mar 13 00:57:29 CET 2005

On Sat, 12 Mar 2005 01:23:49 +0100, Jörg Sommer <joerg at alea.gnuu.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> we are running xfce 4.0 in our linux pool as the default window manager.
> Unfortunately I saw this week xfce saves its config into the home dir
> whether, if the user changed something or not.
> The problem is, I've changed the global config to fit much better our
> network environment, but the user doesn't see this. With the first log on
> to the system they evaded herself _involuntarily_ from my reachability.
> Now what can I do? How can I prevent this happens again. How can I tell
> xfce-panel and alike only to save their config if the user tells it them?
I don't know that this can be done, stock.

You could run a script on login, in xinitrc, that checks to see if the
files match what you would expect from an unmodified configuration,
then delete the config files, before any of Xfce is launched.
> Regards, Jörg.
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