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XDG-USER-DIRS-UPD(1)                      User Commands                      XDG-USER-DIRS-UPD(1)

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

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

DESCRIPTION
       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.

OPTIONS
       The following options are understood:

       --help
           Print help output and exit.

       --force
           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:
               DESKTOP
               DOWNLOAD
               TEMPLATES
               PUBLICSHARE
               DOCUMENTS
               MUSIC
               PICTURES
               VIDEOS

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

FILES
       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.

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

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

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