June 25, 2014

Update names of default dirictories in Gnome

I like to change names of default directories in my user's "Home". E.g., "Documents" to "docs", "Downloads" to "dw", "Pictures" to "pic" and so on.

To make such changes visible for Gnome, you need to update Gnome's config:

$ xdg-user-dirs-update

To update particular directory, e.g. "Desktop", run:

$ xdg-user-dirs-update --set DESKTOP ~/desk

Please, refer to xdg-user-dirs-update man page for more info.