The path to the Synchronet control (CTRL) directory defaults to a sub-directory named
ctrl off of the installation directory (e.g.
The Synchronet control directory contains critical configuration and data files for the operation of the software as well as some files (e.g.
text.dat) that allow for sysop customization of the BBS.
The purpose of this directory is a single place for the configuration of the BBS. Although there are data files (DAB and LST) present in a running system, these are legacy and the intent is that this directory will only contain files which configure components that ship with Synchronet itself.
SBBSCTRL Environment Variable
See SBBSCTRL for more details.