Introduction to Xdg-user-dirs

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.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.0 platform.

Package Information

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/xdg-user-dirs

Installation of Xdg-user-dirs

Install xdg-user-dirs by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Program(s): xdg-user-dir and xdg-user-dirs-update.
Installed Librar(y,ies): None.
Installed Director(y,ies): None.

Short Descriptions


looks up the current path for one of the XDG user directories.


creates localized versions of the user directories.

Last updated on 2017-02-21 12:13:57 -0800