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Add support for custom profile directory

A custom user data directory can now be specified using the "profile-dir"
command line argument.

Github ref: closes #6175

Signed-off-by: Pacien TRAN-GIRARD <pacien.trangirard@pacien.net>
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pacien 3 years ago
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      README.md
  2. 4
      electron_app/src/electron-main.js

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README.md

@ -250,6 +250,8 @@ Desktop app configuration
To run multiple instances of the desktop app for different accounts, you can launch the executable with the `--profile` argument followed by a unique identifier, e.g `riot-web --profile Work` for it to run a separate profile and not interfere with the default one.
Alternatively, a custom location for the profile data can be specified using the `--profile-dir` flag followed by the desired path.
To change the config.json for the desktop app, create a config file which will be used to override values in the config which ships in the package:
+ `%APPDATA%\$NAME\config.json` on Windows
+ `$XDG_CONFIG_HOME\$NAME\config.json` or `~/.config/$NAME/config.json` on Linux

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electron_app/src/electron-main.js

@ -42,7 +42,9 @@ const Store = require('electron-store');
// migrating to mitigate any risk of it being used maliciously.
let migratingOrigin = false;
if (argv['profile']) {
if (argv['profile-dir']) {
app.setPath('userData', argv['profile-dir']);
} else if (argv['profile']) {
app.setPath('userData', `${app.getPath('userData')}-${argv['profile']}`);
}

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