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Re: [PATCH] checking eww download directory

From: Clément Pit-Claudel
Subject: Re: [PATCH] checking eww download directory
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:38:31 -0500
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On 2017-01-27 14:10, Mark Oteiza wrote:
> - it would be nice if eww looked a little harder for an existing
>   downloads directory.  Perhaps what's below is too much, comments
>   welcome

This sounds like a great idea!  And I'd say what's below is not enough, 
actually :)  For example, it fails in locales that are not English (on French 
versions of Ubuntu, the Downloads folder is "Téléchargements"), or if users 
manually customized the name of that folder (I use ~/dls).

How hard would it be to integrate with the xdg-user-dirs standard instead? On 
many GNU/Linux systems, running "xdg-user-dir DOWNLOAD" is enough 
(http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13161226/).  This would make eww consistent 
with Firefox, too (they take the slightly more painful route of parsing 


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