USER-DIRS.DEFAULT(5) File Formats USER-DIRS.DEFAULT(5)

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

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.

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

xdg-user-dirs-update(1)
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