Start Komodo with Clean Profile

Posted by cgchoffman on 2015-04-02 11:02
OS: All / Any | Product: Komodo | tags: clean edit ide komodo profile remove testing
Question: 

How can I easily start Komodo with a clean profile?

Answer: 

Sometimes when you're using Komodo you may run into issues or want to see what your default settings were many customizations later.

In either case, you or the Komodo dev team will want you to start Komodo with a clean profile. One way is to manually move your profile aside using the instructions provided in another general FAQ post about Komodo File Locations.

Another easier and less error prone way is to use the KOMODO_USERDATADIR environmental variable:

  • Stop Komodo if it is running (this is optional, the following allows you to running multiple instances of Komodo)
  • Open a command line or Terminal window
  • Set KOMODO_USERDATADIR to a path of your choosing. eg.

     

    set KOMODO_USERDATADIR=%TEMP%\ko #Windows

    or

    export KOMODO_USERDATADIR="/tmp/ko" #unixy

  • Start Komodo from the same commandline window, eg  /path/to/komodo (or just komodo if it's on your PATH).

Komodo will then start with a completely clean profile with all default settings.

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