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bug#583: Use XDG basedir spec for configuration files?

From: Fernando
Subject: bug#583: Use XDG basedir spec for configuration files?
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 08:59:30 +0200

The XDG Base Directory Specification provides some common paths in user's home to store personal application configurations, or, using their own words "defines where these files should be looked for by defining one or more base directories relative to which files should be located".

XDG Base Directory Specification allows efficient backup, in which you can easily choose to backup your data and/or your configuration files for instance. An application could easily propose such backup for the whole system if all applications were matching these specification.

Therefore, although I think that this bug/enhancement is not vital, it would be great for Emacs to be "FreeDesktop XDG Base Directory Specification" compliant. 

Currently Emacs is using "$HOME/.emacs.d/". This is what XDG basedir spec defines:


In order to make Emacs XDG basedir compliant, I think that it would be nice to use:

Or maybe some other distribution. What do you think about it?

There's a small C library that may be useful check it out, written for the sole purpose of xdg basedir spec compliance: https://n.ethz.ch/student/nevillm/download/libxdg-basedir/

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