Where is the real default config file?


When I install fvwm and there is an empty file in any of the locations it checks, fvwm is started with defaults.

When I search on the internet for the default config file fvwm uses, I get references to:

This file is not the same design as an empty config file.

Can someone please tell me where I can get a copy of the defaults fvwm uses when an empty config file is found in $HOME/.fvwm?


When using an empty config file, fvwm uses mostly its internal defaults (built into the binary). Some are just internal in the code, others are stored in in PREFIX/share/fvwm/ConfigDefaults.

The default config you are mentioning is just to give new users a more usable configuration than getting small defaults.