Questions tagged [base-dir-spec]

Various specifications specify files and file formats. This specification defines where these files should be looked for by defining one or more base directories relative to which files should be located.

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Change icons directory to a xdg base directory

How can I change the icons directory from ~/.icons to $XDG_DATA_HOME/icons/? I set $XDG_DATA_HOME to ~/.data/, but it didn't work (it seems that the icon configuration is not compliant to XDG Base ...
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How to correctly set the XDG base dirs gobally and dynamically

I get a lot of config folders in my homefolder. I assume that is, because $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is not set and some software (e.g. fontconfig, umlet) does not follow the standards. $XDG_CONFIG_HOME ...