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Software That Doesn't Support XDG

And ways around that

XDG user directories are cool. Dumping your trash in my home directory is not!

Software

Audacity

A fork called Tenacity now supports XDG directories.

Cargo

Rust package manager.

There are the environment vars CARGO_HOME and RUSTUP_HOME, as a work-round.

Firefox

Foobar2000

Godot

~/.godot is the default, but can be fixed in the software preferences.

Hunspell

Sticks it's custom dictionary/ies as a dotfile in home. EG: .hunspell_en_AU.

Itch

Well this is weird. There's a .ych, which seems to be the actual Electron launcher?, and then everything else is in .config/itch, like game syou download and everything. WEIRD AS HELL.

LMMS

MPV

Dev hates XDG. Defaults to ~/.mpv, but if you move that to ~/.config/mpv she'll be right. No support for ~/.local or ~/.cache

Neverball

NPM

PCManFM

Generally it works right, but thumbnails are in ~/.thumbnails instead of XDG_CACHE_HOME/thumbnails

Quod Libet

I have everything in ~/.config/quodlibet, but that includes stuff that isn't config stuff like playlists.

RPG in a Box

SoulseekQT

They don't have an issue tracker, just a Google forum thing :/

Steam

Syncterm

Defaults to ~/.syncterm, but can edit in config.

Thunderbird

Vim

You can set an environment variable to load your config from wherever you want.

export VIMINIT=“:source ~/.config/vim/vimrc”

Weechat

You can set an environment variable to load your config from wherever you want.

export WEECHAT_HOME=“~/.config/weechat”

Wine

Wine keeps it's profiles in ~/.wine by default.

You can change this with an environment variable, say: export WINEPREFIX=~/.local/share/wine

See Also

software_that_doesnt_support_xdg.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/10 10:23 by rjt