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17 Apr 2024 05:39:10 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Location of pvengine.ini  
From: William F Pokorny
Date: 21 Aug 2020 07:30:56
Message: <5f3fb070$1@news.povray.org>
On 8/20/20 4:55 PM, Bald Eagle wrote:
> Is there some sort of directory listing for where all of the files for POV-Ray
> get installed?
> I'm trying to address "Execution of shellout 'mv' prohibited"
> by editing the pvengine.ini file - but I don't know where it is.
> [I am using DB's QtPOV-Ray 3.8 - but he seems to be having a rough time...]
> I didn't see anything on the buckosoft site regarding this particular file.
> http://www.buckosoft.com/qtpov/
> This wasn't of much help:
> http://www.povray.org/documentation/view/3.7.1/600/
> I have looked in:
> /home/oem/.povray
> /usr/share/qtpovray-3.8
> /usr/local/etc/povray
> /usr/local/share/povray-3.8/ini
> Where is it?
On linux pvengine.ini is called povray.ini, but I think jr is right the 
shellout permission's are in povray.conf (which is just another ini file 
in other than name.). This file is location usually installed in
/usr/local/etc/povray/3.8 on the system, but maybe not. There is a 
similar configuration directory in your home $HOME/.povray/3.8 directory 
with similar files. There can be others too... The most restrictive 
setting anywhere wins with permissions. I think otherwise the last 
setting of anything of a particular class wins (flag class wins over ini 
settings IIRC - flexible I guess, but also can be quite tangled).

If you are able to compile your own code, you can configure with 
--enable-debug and it turns on a bunch of unix specific output including 
the search locations being used for the conf/ini files IIRC.

Bill P.

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