user-dirs.dirs man page

user-dirs.dirs — settings for XDG user dirs

Description

The $HOME/.config/user-dirs.dirs file is a text file that contains the user-specific values for the XDG user dirs. It is created and updated by the xdg-user-dirs-update command.

This file contains lines of the form

XDG_NAME_DIR=VALUE

The following names are recognised:

DESKTOP

DOWNLOAD

TEMPLATES

PUBLICSHARE

DOCUMENTS

MUSIC

PICTURES

VIDEOS

VALUE must be of the form "$HOME/Path" or "/Path".

Lines beginning with a # character are ignored.

The format of user-dirs.dirs is designed to allow direct sourcing of this file in shell scripts.

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