user-dirs.conf man page

user-dirs.conf — configuration for xdg-user-dirs-update

Description

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:

enabled=boolean

When set to False, xdg-user-dirs-update will not change the XDG user dirs configuration.

filename_encoding=encoding

This sets the filename encoding to use. encoding can be an explict 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.

Environment

XDG_CONFIG_DIRS

The system-wide user-dirs.conf file is located in this directory. The default is /etc/xdg.

XDG_CONFIG_HOME

The per-user user-dirs.conf file is located in this directory. The default is $HOME/.config.

See Also

xdg-user-dirs-update(1)

Referenced By

xdg-user-dirs-update(1).

XDG File Formats