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'''$FG_HOME''' is an environment variable representing the path to where user-specific data is stored (not application data). Basically, it is a name for a directory that varies with the operating system and stores information between sessions: configuration/preferences, properties marked with the "user-archive" attribute and aircraft-specific settings (using the data helper class in aircraft.nas).  
 
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''' [[$FG_HOME]]''' is an environment variable representing the path to where user-specific data is stored (not application data). Basically, it is a name for a directory that varies with the operating system and stores information between sessions: configuration/preferences, properties marked with the "user-archive" attribute, and aircraft-specific settings (using the data helper class in aircraft.nas).  
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===Common paths===
 
===Common paths===
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* '''Linux:''' ~/.fgfs/
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* '''Mac OS X:''' <tt>~/Library/Application Support/FlightGear</tt> (to learn more about viewing hidden folders, see [http://www.mikesel.info/show-hidden-files-mac-os-x-10-7-lion/])
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: As all future FlightGear versions will take their preferences from here, it is a good idea to have their access available easily.
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: Desktop/Finder/Go/Go to Folder is where you need to start.
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: When given the option, input:  ~/Library/Application Support/FlightGear
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: It is probably a good idea to have '~/Library/Application Support/FlightGear' saved on a Stickies note just in case you forget it.
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: If you want/need to refer to any of these files frequently, you could make an alias of a file, or the whole folder, and place it somewhere easier to access.
 
* '''Windows:''' <tt>%APPDATA%\flightgear.org\</tt>
 
* '''Windows:''' <tt>%APPDATA%\flightgear.org\</tt>
 
: %APPDATA% is another environment variable that depends on your Windows version. On XP and older, it can be found under <tt>C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data</tt>. On Vista and later it can be found under <tt>C:\Users\{username}\AppData</tt>. The folder is hidden by default; see [http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/show-hidden-files these instructions] to unhide the folder.
 
: %APPDATA% is another environment variable that depends on your Windows version. On XP and older, it can be found under <tt>C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data</tt>. On Vista and later it can be found under <tt>C:\Users\{username}\AppData</tt>. The folder is hidden by default; see [http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/show-hidden-files these instructions] to unhide the folder.
* '''Mac OS X:''' <tt>~/Library/Application Support/FlightGear</tt> (to learn more about viewing hidden folders, see [http://www.mikesel.info/show-hidden-files-mac-os-x-10-7-lion/])
 
As all future FG updates (Scenery/TerraSync & Aircraft plus your FG preferences) will be directed to these hidden folders, it is a good idea to have their access available easily.
 
 
Desktop/Finder/Go/Go to Folder is where you need to start.
 
 
When given the option, input:  ~/Library/Application Support/FlightGear
 
 
It is probably a good idea to have '~/Library/Application Support/FlightGear' saved on a Stickies note just in case you forget it.
 
 
If you want/need to refer to any of these files frequently, you could make an alias of a file, or the whole folder, and place it somewhere easier to access.
 
* '''Linux:''' <tt>~/.fgfs/</tt>
 
* '''Windows:''' %APPDATA%\flightgear.org\
 
* '''Mac OS X:''' ~/Library/Application Support/FlightGear
 
* '''Linux:''' ~/.fgfs/
 
  
=== Notes ===
 
 
[[Category:Special directories|HOME]]
 
[[Category:Special directories|HOME]]

Revision as of 15:42, 21 March 2013

$FG_HOME is an environment variable representing the path to where user-specific data is stored (not application data). Basically, it is a name for a directory that varies with the operating system and stores information between sessions: configuration/preferences, properties marked with the "user-archive" attribute and aircraft-specific settings (using the data helper class in aircraft.nas).

Common paths

  • Linux: ~/.fgfs/
  • Mac OS X: ~/Library/Application Support/FlightGear (to learn more about viewing hidden folders, see [1])
As all future FlightGear versions will take their preferences from here, it is a good idea to have their access available easily.
Desktop/Finder/Go/Go to Folder is where you need to start.
When given the option, input: ~/Library/Application Support/FlightGear
It is probably a good idea to have '~/Library/Application Support/FlightGear' saved on a Stickies note just in case you forget it.
If you want/need to refer to any of these files frequently, you could make an alias of a file, or the whole folder, and place it somewhere easier to access.
  • Windows: %APPDATA%\flightgear.org\
 %APPDATA% is another environment variable that depends on your Windows version. On XP and older, it can be found under C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data. On Vista and later it can be found under C:\Users\{username}\AppData. The folder is hidden by default; see these instructions to unhide the folder.