Provided by: libconfig-find-perl_0.31-1_all bug


       Config::Find::WinAny - Behaviours common to any Win32 OS for Config::Find


         # don't use Config::Find::WinAny directly
         use Config::Find;


       Implements features common to all the Win32 OS's


       This module implements Config::Find for Win32 OS's.

       WARNING!!! Configuration file placement has changed on version 0.15 to be more Windows
       friendly (see note below).

       Order for config files searching is... (see note at the end for entries marked as 1b and

         1  ${LOCAL_APPDATA}/$name.cfg                [user]
        (1b /$path_to_script/Users/$user/$name.cfg    [user])
         2  /$path_to_script/$name.cfg                [global]

       unless when $ENV{${name}_HOME} is defined. That changes the search paths to...

        (1b $ENV{${name}_HOME}/Users/$user/$name.cfg  [user])
         2  $ENV{${name}_HOME}/$name.cfg              [global]

       When the "several configuration files in one directory" approach is used, the order is
       something different...

         1  ${LOCAL_APPDATA}/$dir/$name.cfg              [user]
        (1b /$path_to_script/Users/$user/$dir/$name.cfg  [user])
         2  /$path_to_script/$name.cfg                   [global]
        (2b /$path_to_script/$dir/$name.dfg              [global])

       (it is also affected by $ENV{${name}_HOME} variable)

       Note: entries marked as 1b were the default behaviour for versions of Config::Find until
       0.14. New behaviour is to put user application configuration data under ${LOCAL_APPDATA}
       as returned by "Win32::GetFolderPath(CSIDL_LOCAL_APPDATA)" (if this call fails, the old
       approach is used).  Also, global configuration files were stored under a new directory
       placed in the same directory as the script but this is unnecessary because windows apps
       already go in their own directory.

       It seems that, sometimes, ${LOCAL_APPDATA} points to the user desktop and placing
       configuration files there would be obviously wrong. As a work around, the module will
       ignore ${LOCAL_APPDATA} or ${APPDATA} if they point to any place below the desktop path.


       Config::Find, Config::Find::Any


       Salvador Fandin~o Garcia, <>


       Barbie, <> (some bug fixes and documentation)


       Copyright 2003-2015 by Salvador Fandin~o Garcia ( Copyright 2015 by
       Barbie (

       This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.