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This tag is ambiguous. There are multiple files called local.xml in Magento 1: app/etc/local.xml (relevant tags: installation, configuration) or app/design/[area]/[package]/[theme]/layout/local.xml (relevant tags: theme, layout)

local.xml may refer to:

  1. app/etc/local.xml: system specific configuration (for example database credentials, cache storage)
  2. app/design/[area]/[package]/[theme]/layout/local.xml: theme specific layout definitions
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