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Saturday, June 12 2021

XDG directories

Support of XDG directories has been added in WeeChat 3.2 and these directories are now used by default.
Note: for compatibility reasons, if a legacy directory ~/.weechat exists, it is used instead of XDG directories.

The files are stored in four different directories:

  • config (eg: /home/user/.config/weechat)
  • data (eg: /home/user/.local/share/weechat)
  • cache (eg: /home/user/.cache/weechat)
  • runtime (eg: /run/user/1000/weechat).

As this led to a lot of changes in WeeChat code but also in the scripts, a new specification repository has been setup on GitHub: https://github.com/weechat/specs.we...

Please read the XDG directories specification for the complete list of changes: https://specs.weechat.org/specs/001....