One seldom mentioned new features of Fedora 7 are the new directories in the $HOME directory. These are due to the xdg-users-dir program from the
Portland xdg project. In other news, Hello Planet Fedora.
When I started my fresh Fedora 7 install I found several directories in my $HOME i never saw before. Among them:
I was surprised because I haven’t seen that mentioned anywhere recently. But it was ok since I already knew that this was
Portland xdg related. The directories are created by the xdg-user-dirs.
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