kompare on Mint 19.1: cannot use/config

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easylm
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kompare on Mint 19.1: cannot use/config

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Hi
I've installed kompare with:

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sudo update
sudo apt install kompare
but launching it I cannot configure the diff tool to use...
I can add the path to i.e. xxdiff, but kompare doesn't update its config after closing it...
kompare-settings.png

Where does kompare save its configuration on Mint 19.1?
thx

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Re: kompare on Mint 19.1: cannot use/config

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Here's a nice-looking page about setting the kompare "diff" options - you might need to do more stuff before "Compare" isn't grayed out.
https://docs.kde.org/trunk5/en/kdesdk/k ... tings.html

Find Kompare config files:

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find $HOME -iname "*komp*" 
Look for files you don't own (running as root/sudo can 'lock' files for a regular user):

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find $HOME ! -user $USER
Nothing returned = the right answer.
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
Your data and OS are backed up....right?

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Re: kompare on Mint 19.1: cannot use/config

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Hi,
here my result:

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mau@mau:~$ find $HOME -iname "*komp*" 
find: ‘/home/mau/.gvfs’: Permission denied
find: ‘/home/mau/.dbus’: Permission denied
find: ‘/home/mau/.cache/doc’: Permission denied
find: ‘/home/mau/.cache/dconf’: Permission denied
/home/mau/.config/session/kompare_10b6302d213e1e28b7155630558694019300000010630045_1556305587_68538
/home/mau/.config/session/kompare_10b48e57e9ee619ffa155637073918308600000010680043_1556370739_311912
/home/mau/.config/session/kompare_10b6302d213e1e28b7155630449397409000000010630041_1556304494_576129
/home/mau/.config/session/kompare_10b6302d213e1e28b7155630500676930700000010630043_1556305006_896351
/home/mau/.config/session/kompare_10b6302d213e1e28b7155630557117518400000010630044_1556305571_303896
/home/mau/.config/session/kompare_10b48e57e9ee619ffa155637064549825700000010680042_1556370645_813316
/home/mau/.config/session/kompare_10b6302d213e1e28b7155630623234759100000010630049_1556306232_675464
/home/mau/.config/session/kompare_10b6302d213e1e28b715563056796430400000010630046_1556305679_193835
/home/mau/.config/session/kompare_10b6302d213e1e28b7155630463643206200000010630042_1556304636_555379
/home/mau/.config/session/kompare_10b48e57e9ee619ffa155637239374305200000010680044_1556372393_886801
mau@mau:~$ 
What I've noticed is that if I change i.e. Font Size, even this choice is not saved.
This instead is working with Kate.

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