Was wondering if I should save it as a Text file? I noticed when I am in a Folder - if I right click - I get the option to save as a Text file or something to that affect (sorry I am in Windows now) and it would open in a Text file by default. Would this be a better way to save it as long as it is not in "Home" Folder?
That would be the same as saving it as a file that you create in a terminal, so yes, I would save it that way. You can then use any basic text reader or editor to read the file, such as gedit, nano, less or whatever.
If I save it into a Named Folder in my "Doccuments" Folder than that would be on another Partition because my Home is seperate from Root right?
Isn't Documents in your user's home directory? If so it's probably on the same partition, but as you say it's not a particularly important file, so it doesn't really matter where you back it up.
It's not a super important document you know. O-yeah, I am out of partitions lol, my drive is only 80GB and is pretty full.
All the more reason to create text files instead of Word documents, when all you need is a text file.
If you have time, I am insterested in a short explanation as to why this file is used before the Default of conky-all file, is it because it is in "Home" folder? or is it some script in the file itself? Thanks again Al!
/etc contains a lot of "global" configuration files. Different users on a multi-user operating system could be using different desktops, and not all conky scripts work on all desktops, but the script in Conky's global configuration file /etc/conky/conky.conf, which produces the basic black and white flickery display, should work on them all.
Also note that the conky startup script is put in the user's home directory. So if you logged in as your normal user, conky would start, and your Conky display would be according to the script in your ~/.conkyrc file.
Whereas if you logged in as another user, the only conky script you would have access to is the one in /etc/conky/conky.conf, so the only Conky display you would be able to have is the basic black and white flickery one.
The other difference is that you need root permissions to be able to edit the /etc/conky/conky.conf file because it's in /etc, whereas you don't to edit your ~/.conkyrc file because it's in your own user's home directory.
The only operating system in which I don't see the point of using a .conkyrc file is Puppy, because it's not a multi-user operating system, and you run as root all the time anyway. So with Puppy I would just backup the /etc/conky/conky.conf file, then edit the original instead of creating a .conkyrc file.
Edited by Al1000, 24 October 2015 - 02:50 PM.