Base directory specification

Bastian, Waldo waldo.bastian at
Mon Mar 26 08:29:58 PDT 2007

It's not required, but you can chose to do so.

Intel Corporation - Platform Software Engineering, UMG - Hillsboro,

-----Original Message-----
From: xdg-bounces at
[mailto:xdg-bounces at] On Behalf Of Sanel Zukan
Sent: Monday, March 26, 2007 8:12 AM
To: xdg at
Subject: Base directory specification

Hi to all,

I am currently implementing Base directory specification for EDE,
according to documentation located at:

There is stated: "If $XDG_DATA_HOME is either not set or empty, a 
default equal to $HOME/.local/share should be used." 

Here is, at least for me, unclear whether desktop should set
$XDG_CONFIG_HOME, etc. when they are not present and point them to
default locations ?

I checked in Xfce and KDE, and I find out that Xfce sets some of them, 
but KDE does not at all.

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