storage location for common user directories
benjamin.meyer at trolltech.com
Wed Mar 8 17:37:12 EET 2006
On Wednesday 08 March 2006 16:27, Jamie McCracken wrote:
> Benjamin Meyer wrote:
> > I am curious if anyone has through about making a storage location
> > standard for user directories. More generic then Trash there are a
> > handfull of directories that would be usefull to know such as: Desktop,
> > Documents, Applications, Music, Movies, and Pictures.
> IIRC, this was discussed a year ago or so on the gnome-dev lists. Other
> folders were specified too like Downloads and Templates.
Do you remember which list and/or the list of folders that was created?
> The conclusion was we would not hardcode the paths of the directories
> because of language translations, whether to have them in $Home or
> $Desktop, making them configurable so Documents could point to a shared
> folder on a server etc
I found that in OS X they have a function (FSFindFolder) which will return the
translated name of the folder for display purposes.
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