Specifically I am asking about
~/Templates/, but any information about the other directories is appreciated. I understand how to use
~/Templates in the context of my graphical file manager, but I am looking for defined intent of its usage from freedesktop.org.
In xdg-user-dirs, it states "xdg-user-dirs is a tool to help manage 'well known' user directories like the desktop folder and the music folder," but never goes on to enumerate the "well known" user directories.
xdg-user-dir(1) it does enumerate the following:
user-dirs.defaults(5) lists the following default values, all relative to the user's home directory:
DESKTOP=Desktop DOWNLOAD=Downloads TEMPLATES=Templates PUBLICSHARE=Public DOCUMENTS=Documents MUSIC=Music PICTURES=Pictures VIDEOS=Videos # Another alternative is: #MUSIC=Documents/Music #PICTURES=Documents/Pictures #VIDEOS=Documents/Videos
A user in another related question on Unix.SE does state how
XDG_PUBLICSHARE_DIR may be used, but I would like to know where their usage is specfied to confirm that an application is using them correctly and to better understand their intended purpose.
My guess that their is no standard, and that it is up to distributions, system administrators, and application developers how they are to be used, which can lead to some surprising results.
I may be suffering from the XY Problem here.