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'''PCP''' is short for '''Primary Config Path''' and denotes a directory where config files are located.
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'''PCP''' is short for '''Primary Config Path''' is a Lazarus command-line option which permits to specify the directory where Lazarus configuration files are located.
  
example:
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For example, a Linux launcher link (.desktop file) may contain a line like:
  
A launcher link (.desktop file) contains a line like:
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Exec=/P/s/lazarus/lazarus '''--pcp'''="/P/s/config_lazarus"
  
* Exec=/P/s/lazarus/lazarus '''--pcp'''="/P/s/config_lazarus"
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which tells Lazarus to look for its configuration in the folder:
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  /P/s/config_lazarus
  
 
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The --pcp option is most useful when using [[Multiple Lazarus | multiple Lazarus]]: it is needed to keep their configurations properly separated.
 
 
--pcp needs to be used to keep multiple Lazaruses apart properly.
 
  
  
 
== Windows ==
 
== Windows ==
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If option --pcp is not specified, the default folder in Windows Vista and up is:
 
  C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\lazarus
 
  C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\lazarus
  
 
==Linux==
 
==Linux==
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For Linux (and other Unix-like systems) the default  configuration folder is:
 
  ~\.lazarus
 
  ~\.lazarus
  

Revision as of 17:34, 25 November 2018

PCP is short for Primary Config Path is a Lazarus command-line option which permits to specify the directory where Lazarus configuration files are located.

For example, a Linux launcher link (.desktop file) may contain a line like:

Exec=/P/s/lazarus/lazarus --pcp="/P/s/config_lazarus"

which tells Lazarus to look for its configuration in the folder:

 /P/s/config_lazarus

The --pcp option is most useful when using multiple Lazarus: it is needed to keep their configurations properly separated.


Windows

If option --pcp is not specified, the default folder in Windows Vista and up is:

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\lazarus

Linux

For Linux (and other Unix-like systems) the default configuration folder is:

~\.lazarus

Configuration files

file decription
lazarus.dci Code Templates
jcfsettings.cfg Jedi Code Format settings
codeexploreroptions.xml Code Explorer Options
codetoolsoptions.xml Code Tools Options
editormacroscript.xml
editoroptions.xml Editor Options
environmentoptions.xml Environment Options
fpcdefines.xml
helpoptions.xml
includelinks.xml
inputhistory.xml
packagefiles.xml
compilertest.pas
laz_indentation.pas