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Thread: How can I migrate my settings from a Linux machine to a Windows machine?

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    Question How can I migrate my settings from a Linux machine to a Windows machine?

    I have been using mafia for awhile on a Lubuntu (same as Ubuntu but some lighter stuff on) linux machine that is very very old. I have a newer laptop I was recently able to get going. Unfortunately I had no luck getting Linux on it so I ended up using Windows 10 there. Since mafia is a java application, that's not a big deal, but the problem is I have all that customization, settings, aliases, and scripts going on on the linux machine. I looked at the wiki, which somewhat tells where things live on windows, but I am not sure how to translate between the two.

    I did try copying ~/.kolmafia to my cygwin home directory and starting mafia from the cygwin bash shell but it did not pick up the settings.

    I know I could also ssh into the linux machine and redirect x11 to an x server on the windows machine, but I am hoping to take advantage of the extra power this way newer box has.

    Is there a way to migrate settings or am I stuck doing this manually?

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    On Windows, setting go in the same folder that you run mafia from, so that's where you need to copy all the stuff from ~/.kolmafia to.

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    Unfortunately I had no luck getting Linux on it so I ended up using Windows 10 there.
    Originally Posted by anachronda View Post
    (If you have a USB stick lying around, I'm sure you can install a Lubuntu LiveCD onto it and dual-boot...)

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    (If you have a USB stick lying around, I'm sure you can install a Lubuntu LiveCD onto it and dual-boot...)
    Originally Posted by heeheehee View Post
    Unfortunately I couldn't get that to work. I tried a lot of live distributions. At first none of them had a kernel capable of dealing with the video properly. A year or two later that got fixed, but none of the live distributions supported the wifi and they all used the open source nvidia driver which kept hanging. I finally managed to replace the drive, but when I tried to install Ubuntu the installer kept crashing. My travails therewith are complex, but off topic.

    Back to the mafia thing - I realized how silly I was not to look at that more closely. The wiki made it sound like the directory structure laid down on the windows machine was different to what was in ~/.kolmafia .. looks like that's not the case. So the first answer is definitely the correct one. I did get it to work and that is awesome.

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