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I configured XFCE on my desktop at home and wanted to setup my work system with the same configurations (figured it'd just be copying a few files) or even a script? In the past I used to just mark the changes on paper and have to repeat myself with what ever desktop env I used.

Is there an easier way to replicate personalization changes from one system to the next?

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In my experience, the simplest way to transfer environment settings is to copy the user configuration directories wholesale, renaming the existing directories first. In the case of XFCE, that would be ~/.config/xfce4. There may also be necessary files in ~/.local. Be sure to install any requisite software before copying the configuration.

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