Tool to manage well known user directories
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Xdg-user-dirs is a tool to help manage "well known" user directories like the desktop folder and the music folder. It also handles localization (i.e. translation) of the filenames.

The way it works is that xdg-user-dirs-update is run very early in the login phase. This program reads a configuration file, and a set of default directories. It then creates localized versions of these directories in the users home directory and sets up a config file in $(XDG_CONFIG_HOME)/user-dirs.dirs (XDG_CONFIG_HOME defaults to ~/.config) that applications can read to find these directories.
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AlC-Cville 4 months ago

Consumes 95 seconds at 100% load @3800MHz with zero localization changes and zero directory changes. Badly needs fixing! So it fails at a job it never needed to do in the first place!!! Like, 'I'm from the Government, and I'm here to help you" . Dreadful words! Surely only needs to run upon installation or by direct user intervention, but never automatically. Too much like MS Windows!

jahid_0903014 6 years ago

essential package