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Re: XDG Base Directory Specification support?

From: Wolfram Nyaa~ <wolfram_at_ritsuka.org>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 14:05:17 +0700

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On 20.04.2012 1:35, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Wolfram Nyaa~ wrote on Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 00:32:40 +0700:
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>> On 04/19/2012 11:32 PM, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
>>> For what configuration and what data? Client config? Server
>>> config? Working copies? Repositories?
>> Any data from ~/.subversion. Client config as far as I know.
> Does that entail anything beyond changing
No, I think

> the default lookup order of config from: /etc/subversion,
> $HOME/.subversion (as modified by --config-dir) to some other
> sequence of directories, obtained from $XDG_* envvars?
I think that the following sequence should be used:
1) /etc/subversion
2) --config-dir (if set)
3) $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/subversion (if XDG_CONFIG_HOME set and not empty)
4) $HOME/.subversion

> Is it safe to use those envvars whenever they are set?
According to FDO specification,

>> If an environment variable is either not set or empty, its
>> default
value as defined by this specification should be used instead.

and

>> $XDG_CONFIG_HOME defines the base directory relative to which
>> user
specific configuration files should be stored. If $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is
either not set or empty, a default equal to $HOME/.config should be used.

Look at this page:
http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/latest/ar01s03.html

> Is it possible for them to be set but for the user not to want
> them used to find config files?
In such case user should redefine or clear them I think

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