BACKUP / RESTORE for xfconfd files

Lampersperger Andreas lampersperger.andreas at
Thu May 2 14:37:33 CEST 2013

Hello Stephan and others,

on my system, I want to backup and restore the xml-Settings-Files 
from xfconfd during a running xfce session. 

I have attached a small patch for xfconf 4.10.0 to have a 
 - proper response on SIGHUP (reread all xml files and 
   trigger all registered callbacks for changes)
 - do a flush on SIGUSR2.

No I can backup and restore any xfconf xml files 
(e.g. ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/*) during a running
Xfce session with the following shell commands:

#---- Do a backup of xfce4 configuration
killall -SIGUSR2 xfconfd
#call external backup tool

#---- Do a restore of xfce4 configuration
#call external restore tool
killall -SIGHUP xfconfd 

It would be fine for me if you have a look on this patch
and maybe integrate it in next versions of xfconf?


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