I have several alts, and I try to keep all the addon settings consistent between them. With the exception of ones like Gatherer on my tailor/enchanter all the addons are on for all the characters. Certain addons like Recount (and Gatherer) claim to be able to set a profile that can be referenced across all characters, but these don't seem to exactly work; load the 'profile', make a change, but it is not reflected on another character, even after reloading the profile.
So, is it advisable to simply copy the files from one character folder to the others to get all settings consistent? Is there a better way to accomplish the same? I would hope something short of doing a diff on the files and reconciling.
UPDATE: I just went through and copied the files over to my other characters, no significant issues. I did check the files first just to see if anything would get fubar. There are actually only a handful of files that you need to copy if you want to get the layout and config and addons in sync.
In your main character folder (or from wherever you want to copy the settings):
- SavedVariables (directory)
Thats it! You will probably have to recheck the 'character specific' key bindings box if you have set any up. Copying only the above files will prevent you from overwriting those bindings.