Re: [dev] [dmenu] Patch for XDG Base Directory specification of dmenu_path

From: Bjartur Thorlacius <>
Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2011 18:04:45 +0000

On 12/30/10, Anselm R Garbe <> wrote:
> On 30 December 2010 20:47, Jon Raphaelson <> wrote:
>> Attached is a patch to dmenu_path which (if enabled in the
>> changes the cache file location to be XDG Base Directory Specification
>> compliant. After enabling the change, the cache file will live at
>> $XDG_CACHE_HOME/dmenu/path.cache (or $HOME/.cache/dmenu/path.cache if
>> $XDG_CACHE_HOME is not set), rather than in the home directory at
>> ~/.dmenu_cache.
>> This patch relies on libxdg-basedir [2] being installed.
> I think using some pseudo-directory standard and library to retrieve
> the location of a cache file is quite odd.
I think storing cache files under $HOME is even odder. $HOME is quite
often accessed over a network. Storing it under /var seems saner.
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