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I want to add my compiz settings to a git repo but I'm having a hard time isolating the relevant files. My home directory is a bit of a mess here. I see gnome, compiz, and gconf everywhere. Which are the right ones? :)


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+1. This is very useful if one would want to transfer settings from one machine/account to another without having to go through compiz settings manager and manually reset all the settings. –  William Jun 6 '13 at 4:32

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It depends on your set-up. They are stored in several locations. The best way for you to find them is to open your Terminal Ctrl-Alt-T, then type sudo locate compiz and press Enter. It will return several results, but you can tell by the names which will contain your settings.

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Looks like the .gconf directory in my case. Running locate compiz | grep /home/<user>/ reveals a few places, but only this directory contains xml files named after the plugins I'm using. Thank you! –  TheDeeno Jan 29 '12 at 17:28

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