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

user-dirs.dirs - settings for XDG user dirs

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.

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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