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Variables defined by the XDG Base Directory Specification

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xdg

xdg is a tiny Python module which provides the variables defined by the XDG Base Directory Specification, to save you from duplicating the same snippet of logic in every Python utility you write that deals with user cache, configuration, or data files. It has no external dependencies.

Installation

To install the latest release from PyPI, use pip:

pip install xdg

In Python projects using Poetry or Pipenv for dependency management, add xdg as a dependency with poetry add xdg or pipenv install xdg. Alternatively, since xdg is only a single file you may prefer to just copy src/xdg/__init__.py from the source distribution into your project.

Usage

from xdg import (XDG_CACHE_HOME, XDG_CONFIG_DIRS, XDG_CONFIG_HOME,
                 XDG_DATA_DIRS, XDG_DATA_HOME, XDG_RUNTIME_DIR)

XDG_CACHE_HOME, XDG_CONFIG_HOME, and XDG_DATA_HOME are pathlib.Path objects containing the value of the environment variable of the same name, or the default defined in the specification if the environment variable is unset or empty.

XDG_CONFIG_DIRS and XDG_DATA_DIRS are lists of pathlib.Path objects containing the value of the environment variable of the same name split on colons, or the default defined in the specification if the environment variable is unset or empty.

XDG_RUNTIME_DIR is a pathlib.Path object containing the value of the environment variable of the same name, or None if the environment variable is unset.

Copyright

Copyright © 2016-2019 Scott Stevenson.

xdg is distributed under the terms of the ISC licence.

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