user-dirs.defaults man page

user-dirs.defaults — default settings for XDG user dirs

Description

The /etc/xdg/user-dirs.defaults file is a text file that contains the default values for the XDG user dirs which are used by the xdg-user-dirs-update command.

This file contains lines of the form

NAME=VALUE

The following names are recognised:

DESKTOP

DOWNLOAD

TEMPLATES

PUBLICSHARE

DOCUMENTS

MUSIC

PICTURES

VIDEOS

The values are relative pathnames from the home directory and will be translated on a per-path-element basis into the users locale.

Lines beginning with a # character are ignored.

Environment

XDG_CONFIG_DIRS

The user-dirs.defaults file is located in this directory. The default is /etc/xdg.

See Also

xdg-user-dirs-update(1)

Referenced By

xdg-user-dirs-update(1).

XDG File Formats