The /etc/xdg/user-dirs.conf file is a text file that controls the behavior of the xdg-user-dirs-update command. Users can have their own ~/.config/user-dirs.conf file, which overrides the system-wide configuration.
The following keys are recognised:
When set to False, xdg-user-dirs-update will not change the XDG user dirs configuration.
This sets the filename encoding to use. encoding can be an explicit encoding name, such as UTF-8, or "locale", which means the encoding of the users locale will be used.
Lines beginning with a # character are ignored.
The system-wide user-dirs.conf file is located in this directory. The default is /etc/xdg.
The per-user user-dirs.conf file is located in this directory. The default is $HOME/.config.