Re: [dev] XDG directories

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 05:45:45 -0400

On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 10:33:51AM +0100, Connor Lane Smith wrote:
>On 11 June 2010 10:19, Kris Maglione <> wrote:
>> While on the one hand, I think that the people who wrote the XDG spec are
>> raving mad[1], on the other, I hate applications clogging up my home
>> directory with dot-files. I'm considering moving ~/.wmii to ~/.config/wmii.
>> I'd really prefer something of a non-dot-dir flavor, but since there's no
>> such standard, there's really no point. Does anyone have any arguments, or
>> even any half decent rants, either way?
>I completely support this (dotfiles anger me). If you move
>"$HOME/.wmii" to "${XDG_CONFIG_HOME:-$HOME/.config}/wmii", as per the
>XDG spec, then anyone can set the config dir to whatever they want
>(such as ~/lib) and be dotfile-free. The path looks pretty ugly with
>all its environs but it's the closest we have to a standard.
>As a sidenote I was wondering whether we should do this with dmenu_cache.

Except, of course, that you need to use $XDG_CACHE_HOME. And I'd
have to do the same for wimenu's program cache, which I don't
like. I may just do away with it since I finally gave up trying
to generate it portably in shell and switched to C.

Kris Maglione
Microsoft is not the answer.  Microsoft is the question.  NO is the
	--Eric Naggum
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