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Re: Changing GNOME "default" directories



On Sun, Jan 03, 2010 at 10:19:58PM +0100, Alessandro Boggiano wrote:
> >> Yes, I tried! But I can't find anything in it!
> >>
> > Just blame this on my age. I thought I understood what you wanted to do
> > in your original post. Now I am clueless.
> > What do you mean by the position of the Gnome default directories?
> ate/MailingListGuidelines
> 
> Blame on your age, but on my English as well! ;)
> 
> I'd like to change the destination of the default GNOME directories :
> the directories like "Videos","Music"," Documents".. ( I'm using GNOME
> in Italian, so
> the original name, maybe, are a little different).
> Usually their definition is in the file ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs, and
> the file is there!
> Here a couple of lines:
> [snip]
> XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Scrivania"
> XDG_MUSIC_DIR="$HOME/Musica"
> [snip]
> 
> But if I change the values, for example:
> XDG_MUSIC_DIR="/Dati/Mp3"
> 
> The change is not detected, even after a logout.
> 
> Maybe I could use sym links, but,IMHO, is not the "clean" answer!

After you change the value in ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs, run
'xdg-user-dirs-update' to set the changes in stone.  The directory to
which you point must exist.

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