XDG Base Directory Spec

David Faure dfaure at trolltech.com
Tue Feb 10 12:15:24 EET 2004

On Tuesday 10 February 2004 06:05, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> The actual directory is going to have to have the same name in all locales.
>   Otherwise, how would applications deal with them?
By looking it up in a config file?

(that's what we do in KDE for the location of the Desktop, the Trash, the 
Documents folder and the Autostart folder). I think the same can be done 
for any user-visible folder we might want to define.

David Faure, faure at kde.org, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).

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