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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On my machine, which appears to be Ubuntu 14.10:
~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.10 Release: 14.10 Codename: utopic
compiz settings turn out to be stored in
~$ locate compiz | grep ~ | less <...snip...> ~/.cache/compizconfig-1/wall.pb ~/.cache/compizconfig-1/workarounds.pb ~/.config/compiz-1 ~/.config/compiz-1/compizconfig
~/.cache/ directory probably isn't worth my time to back up, but on inspection
~/.config/ has a bunch other things that are also worth backing up.
If you're planning to back up your Compiz settings, you might just want to back up the entire parent directory of your compiz settings - you're more likely to end up in a familiar desktop environment that way.