Quick digiKam Tip: Back up digikamrc file


Quick digiKam Tip: Back up digikamrc file

digiKam stores the current state of the application in the ~/.config/digikamrc file. This file keeps track of pretty much everything: from the database connection profile and custom toolbar settings, to the last-used curve and sharpening parameters. So next time you install or reinstall digiKam, don’t forget to back up the digikamrc file. This way, you don’t have to configure a fresh digiKam installation from scratch. Simply copy the file to a safe location or external storage device, and drop the file into the ~/.config folder before you run digiKam.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://pixls.us/blog/2019/07/quick-digikam-tip-back-up-digikamrc-file/
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Quick general tip: Backup up ~/.config, that way you can restore configuration for all your programs in case anything bad happens.

Ah wait, no, even more general tip: Back up everything except for the stuff you don’t need (cache and such), but if in doubt, back up.

Oh and while I am at it: Restore the backup, regardless of whether you need it already. Unless you have tested that you can restore, you don’t have a backup.

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