Example Configurations can be added to the Configuration Selector by two methods:

  • Auxiliary applications — Applications installed independently with a deb package can place configuration subdirectories in a specified system directory. The directory name is specified using the shell linuxcnc_var script:

  • Runtime settings — the configuration selector can also offer configuration subdirectories specified at runtime using an exported environamental variable (LINUXCNC_AUX_CONFIGS). This variable should be a path list of one or more configuration directories separated by a (:). Typically, this variable would be set in a shell starting linuxcnc or in a user’s ~/.profile startup script. Example:

export LINUXCNC_AUX_CONFIGS=~/myconfigs:/opt/otherconfigs