I need to export the language overrides which i set in the joomla 3.8 admin. I couldn't find any option at extensions->languages->overrides and i also couldn't find the overrides inside the database. Searching this topic wasn't helpful. Where are the language overrides stored and how can i export them?

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Like all languages strings, overrides are stored in .ini files in language directories:



  • Here is the exact code (github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/blob/…) that takes care about saving. They are stored in eg. /administrator/language/overrides/en-GB.override.ini and /language/overrides/en-GB.override.ini for English language. Shouldn't be hard to find. Jul 24, 2018 at 7:57
  • indeed, somehow i expected them to be saved in the database. But it makes sense of course to save them as file inside the language folder.
    – rhauger
    Jul 24, 2018 at 9:31

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