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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:04 am    Post subject: Conky don't generate default folder Reply with quote

Hello, i have emerged conky, but when i would like to copy default configuration file of conky, my terminal complain there aren't any file or folder named conky.conf. It's strange, i have followed the tutorial...

I have looked, conky installation don't have generated any folder .conky on installation or any conky.conf file on default conky folder. Normal ?

fulgurance@MSI-GS73VR-6RF ~ $ ls /etc/conky
ls: impossible d'accéder à '/etc/conky': Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type
fulgurance@MSI-GS73VR-6RF ~ $ ls
Audio  Bureau  Développement  Documents  Graphiques  lmms  Téléchargements  Vidéos
fulgurance@MSI-GS73VR-6RF ~ $ ls .config
akregatorrc          kateschemarc               kmixrc                                   plasmarc
arkrc                katesyntaxhighlightingrc   knotifyrc                                plasmashellrc
autostart            katevirc                   konsolerc                                plasma-workspace
autostart-scripts    kcmfonts                   krunnerrc                                powermanagementprofilesrc
baloofilerc          kcminputrc                 kscreenlockerrc                          pulse
blender              kcmsambarc                 ksmserverrc                              QtProject
codeblocks           kconf_updaterc             ksysguardrc                              QtProject.conf
dconf                KDE                        ktimezonedrc                             session
dolphin-emu          kdebugrc                   kwinrc                                   startupconfig
dolphinrc            kded_device_automounterrc  kwinrulesrc                              startupconfigfiles
emaildefaults        kdeglobals                 kwriterc                                 startupconfigkeys
fontconfig           kfontinstuirc              kxkbrc                                   systemsettingsrc
gconf                kglobalshortcutsrc         libreoffice                              trashrc
gtk-2.0              khelpcenterrc              menus                                    Trolltech.conf
gtk-3.0              khotkeysrc                 mimeapps.list                            user-dirs.dirs
gtkrc                kinfocenterrc              PCSX2                                    VirtualBox
gtkrc-2.0            klaunchrc                  plasma-localerc                          vlc
kactivitymanagerdrc  kmenueditrc      
katepartrc           kmixctrlrc                 plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc
fulgurance@MSI-GS73VR-6RF ~ $ emerge --search conky
[ Results for search key : conky ]

*  app-admin/conky
      Latest version available: 1.10.4
      Latest version installed: 1.10.4
      Size of files: 357 KiB
      Description:   An advanced, highly configurable system monitor for X
      License:       GPL-3 BSD LGPL-2.1 MIT

*  app-admin/conkyforecast [ Masked ]
      Latest version available: 2.24-r1
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
      Size of files: 11 082 KiB
      Description:   Conky weather forecast script with support for language files
      License:       GPL-3

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, normal. Conky v 1.10.4 introduced a completely changed config method (without notice).

Config material suggestions are in /usr/share/doc/conky*

No man page anymore either. Brief help is available with `conky --help`

'conky -C > ~/.conkyrc' will create a new default config

Edit to add, "~/.conkrc" is the normal, traditional location for conky config. The naming convention suggested in /usr/share/doc/conky* (~/conky.conf) is misleading. What I meant by changed config method was really that the config file syntax was changed.

Edit to add one more item. conky does not use a global config file. There is no conky material in the /etc branch.

locate -r etc.*conky
find /etc -iname "conky*"
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