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tool to manage well known user directories

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.

Package version:0.14-1


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Major changes in 0.14 are:
* Updated translations
* Fix permissions of ~/.config if created (should be 0700)

Major changes in 0.13 are:
* Fix a memleak
* Updated translations
* ChangeLog is now autogenerated by git

Major changes in 0.12 are:
* Updated translations

Major changes in 0.11 are:
* Switch DOWNLOAD default to "Downloads" instead of "Download" to
  to match the other names
* Fix bashis


xdg-user-dirs (0.14-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
  * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2. No further changes.
  * Bump debhelper compatibility level to 8. Update Build-Depends accordingly.
  * debian/rules: Set TARBALL_EXT to tar.gz.
  * debian/patches/l10n-ca.patch: Remove, merged upstream.

 -- Michael Biebl <>  Sat, 30 Jul 2011 18:17:50 +0200

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