xdg-user-dirs-update - Update XDG user dir configuration


   xdg-user-dirs-update [OPTION...] [--set NAME PATH...]


   xdg-user-dirs-update updates the current state of the users
   user-dirs.dir. If none existed before then one is created based on the
   system default values, or falling back to the old non-translated
   filenames if such directories exists. The list of old directories used
   are: ~/Desktop, ~/Templates and ~/Public.

   If an old configuration exists it is updated with any new default
   directories. Additionally, any configured directories that point to
   non-existing locations are reset by pointing then to the users home
   directory. This typically happens when the users removed the directory,
   so they likely don't want to use it anymore.

   On the first run a user-dirs.locale file is created containing the
   locale that was used for the translation. This is used later by gui
   tools like xdg-user-dirs-gtk-update to detect if the locale was
   changed, letting you to migrate from the old names.

   xdg-user-dirs-update is normally run automatically at the start of a
   user session to update the XDG user dirs according to the users locale.


   The following options are understood:

       Print help output and exit.

       Update existing user-dirs.dir, but force a full reset. This means:
       Don't reset nonexisting directories to HOME, rather recreate the
       directory. Never use backwards compatible non-translated names.
       Always recreate user-dirs.locale.

   --dummy-output PATH
       Write the configuration to PATH instead of the default
       configuration file. Also, no directories are created.

   --set NAME PATH
       Sets the XDG user dir with the given name.

       NAME should be one of the following:

       PATH must be an absolute path, e.g.  $HOME/Some/Directory.


   The XDG user dirs configuration is stored in the user-dirs.dir file in
   the location pointed to by the XDG_CONFIG_HOME environment variable.


   The XDG_CONFIG_HOME environment variable determines where the
   user-dirs.dirs file is located.


   xdg-user-dir(1), user-dirs.dirs(5), user-dirs.defaults(5), user-


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