On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 12:50 PM, Helen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Thank you Patrick.
> A Q. for bhaaluu:
> Then when I untar, woulnd't the old files overwrite the new Gimp? The new
> install will give me the latest Gimp -- I'd hate to overwrite the new
> version with the
As someone else pointed out, when you install The GIMP 2.4, it looks for
the old Gimp 2.2 directory, and if it finds it, it asks you if you want to
keep your old settings, otherwise, it writes a new directory. Wouldn't
Gimp 2.4 install itself in ~/.gimp2.4 ???
If you make a tarball of the ~/.gimp2.2/ directory, when you untar it, it
will create ~/.gimp2.2/ and put the tarball contents in that
directory. So you'll
probably have two gimp directories: .gimp2.2 and .gimp2.4.
The tarball is just a backup.
To see where a tarball will put its contents, without untarring
anything, do this:
[~]$ tar -tzvf gimp2.2.tar.gz
The 't' option means 'test'. You can also pipe it to 'more':
[~]$ tar -tzvf gimp2.2.tar.gz | more
b h a a l u u at g m a i l dot c o m
Kid on Bus: What are you gonna do today, Napoleon?
Napoleon Dynamite: Whatever I feel like I wanna do. Gosh!
> On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 12:04 PM, bhaaluu <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 11:46 AM, Helen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> > (I apologize if this gets on the list twice. I mailed the question
>> > an hour and a half ago, and think I may have done something wrong,
>> > as I don't see it yet.)
>> > I'm re-installing my OS (Linux, SuSE11) and I want to make sure I don't
>> > lose
>> > the
>> > Gimp brushes I've created.
>> > Can anyone tell me what file I should back up, to make sure I get all
>> > the
>> > brushes?
>> > This is version 2.2.10 of Gimp.
>> > Thanks much,
>> > Helen
>> > --
>> > using Linux, SuSE 10
>> Hello Helen,
>> I don't think a GIMP install is distro-specific?
>> However, to be on the safe side, why not make and save a tarball
>> of the entire ~/.gimp2.2 directory?
>> [~]$ tar -czvf gimp2.2.tar.gz ~/.gimp2.2/
>> That command, if executed from your home directory (which is where
>> is probably located) should make a tarball of the whole .gimp2.2
>> Hopefully helpful.
>> b h a a l u u at g m a i l dot c o m
>> Kid on Bus: What are you gonna do today, Napoleon?
>> Napoleon Dynamite: Whatever I feel like I wanna do. Gosh!
> using Linux, SuSE 10
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