[Thunar-dev] system-wide document templates with thunar
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Sat Nov 22 23:32:45 CET 2008
Le Sat, 22 Nov 2008 12:35:42 +0100,
Jelle de Jong <jelledejong at powercraft.nl> a écrit :
> Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> > Jelle de Jong wrote:
> >> Hi everybody,
> >> I am searching for a way to use the document template system with a
> >> system wide configuration. So instead of the /home/user/Templates
> >> directory something like /etc/templates or /usr/share/templates.
> >> And I am not really looking for a symbolic link to from user home
> >> to system dir solution :-p.
> >> Is this possible?
> > Yes and no. In the 4.4-era releases, no, not at all.
> > In the 4.6 beta, you can by configuring the templates dir in
> > xdg-user-dirs (google that). But you have to set the templates dir
> > for all users -- I guess a default config in /etc/skel would work
> > for that.
> > But note that this won't let you have a system dir and user dir for
> > templates that get merged -- you can only have one dir for
> > templates.
> > -brian
> Thank you Brian for taking the time to answer.
> If I read the code and description correctly the users should set his
> directories in the user-dirs.dirs.
% cat .config/user-dirs.dirs
# This file is written by xdg-user-dirs-update
# If you want to change or add directories, just edit the line you're
# interested in. All local changes will be retained on the next run
# Format is XDG_xxx_DIR="$HOME/yyy", where yyy is a shell-escaped
# homedir-relative path, or XDG_xxx_DIR="/yyy", where /yyy is an
# absolute path. No other format is supported.
> However is this file in the $HOME/.config/user-dirs.dirs or in the
> $HOME/user-dirs.dirs. I hope the first, else the config file is always
> However I saw that the paths are relative to the home directory I hope
> it will work with a fixed patch starting from the root patch
> I also wonder why there is not a system width config file that can be
> overridden by the users configuration.
But then they wouldn't have the system wide templates. As said there
is no merge system possible here.
> Sometimes I love to read beautifully coding, check this out:
> Thanks for the answers,
> Best regards,
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