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Software files and User settings files (M)

Software files

Ancestris software files will be inside the ancestris folder used during the installation.

You can type whereis ancestris on a terminal to find out what that folder is.

This ancestris folder contains the following sub-folders.

  • ancestris
  • bin
    • ancestris : executable file to start Ancestris under MacOS and Linux
    • ancestris.exe : executable file to start Ancestris under Windows 32bit architecture
    • ancestris64.exe : executable file to start Ancestris under Windows 64bit architecture
    • ancestris.gif : Ancestris icon to use when creating an application launcher
    • other Ancestris icons.
  • etc
  • harness
  • platform


User settings files

Ancestris user settings files are in the user's folder.

You can see the location of this folder on the About dialog. This dialog can be accessed from the main menu bar, Help menu.

This location depends on your operative system.

  • Windows : C:\Users\[your name]\.ancestris\<version>
  • MacOS : ${HOME}/Library/Application Support/ancestris/<version>
  • Linux : ~/.ancestris/<version>

Where <version> is the installed version number.

  • 10 : in this case, the main version 10
  • trunk : in this case, the daily version 11

There are two specially important files in the user's folder for startup and diagnostic of eventual bugs.

  • The configuration file : <user's folder>/etc/ancestris.conf
  • The log file : <user's folder>/ancestris/ancestris.log

Here are also located your preferences and customized templates.

  • Your preferences : <user's folder>/ancestris/config
  • Your personal templates : <user's folder>/ancestris/blueprints
  • Your almanacs : <user's folder>/ancestris/almanac
  • Your individual and family record templates : <user's folder>/ancestris/gedart
  • Your history of changes : <user's folder>/var/cache/ModificationsHistory

Please,Please check the user guide to learn what are these templates are for.


Example on Linux 

  • ~/.ancestris/trunk
    • ancestris
      • almanac
      • blueprints
      • gedart
      • ancestris.log
    • config
      • Modules
      • Preferences
      • shortcuts.html
      • Toolbars
      • Windows2Local
    • etc
      • ancestris.conf
    • modules
    • update_tracking
    • var
      • cache
        • ModificationsHistory
        • ...
      • log