#Firefox, FFS! Would it kill you to have a reliable and simple configuration mechanism that works with version-controllable text files of some kind

Latest news: firefox 67 removed the thing in profiles.ini that tells you the default profile, and there is no simple reliable way I know of that, given a particular firefox executable, you can tell which profile it will use

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I bet you've had that profile.ini since before FF79 though. My freshly installed one has no such default line, because each firefox installation is now expected to find its own by looking in ~/.mozilla/firefox/*/compatibility.ini

https://blog.nightly.mozilla.org/2019/01/14/moving-to-a-profile-per-install-architecture/

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Moving to a Profile per Install Architecture – Firefox Nightly News

With Firefox 67 you’ll be able to run different Firefox installs side by...

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