Using xdg-user-dirs for the gutsy desktop

Adam Petaccia adam at
Mon Jun 18 23:14:59 BST 2007

On Mon, 2007-06-18 at 14:52 +0200, Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> "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."

English is my native language, and that's what I usually run my desktop
on.  But what would happen when I decide to test my French skills and
log into GDM with locale set to fr_FR?  Do my conventional desktop items
disappear as the translation is used?  Or are we smart enough to handle

> Cheers,
> Sebastien Bacher
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