structure of desktop file directories

Jerome Leclanche adys.wh at
Fri Oct 4 04:04:43 PDT 2013

On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 11:53 AM, Simon McVittie
<simon.mcvittie at> wrote:
> That only works for system-wide installations as root
> (/usr/share/applications and perhaps, depending how the spec is worded,
> /usr/local/share/applications). The search path is longer than that:
> ~/.local/share/applications by default, and setting XDG_DATA_HOME or
> XDG_DATA_DIRS changes it per-user and perhaps even per-process.

Doesn't /var have an equivalent in ~/.local/var or something similar?

J. Leclanche

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