Astril Hayato <astrilhay...@gmail.com> writes:
> User config file location now complies with XDG base directory specification
> Signed-off-by: Astril Hayato <astrilhay...@gmail.com>
> Documentation/gitk.txt | 9 +++++++--
> 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/Documentation/gitk.txt b/Documentation/gitk.txt
> index 1e9e38a..c2aa514 100644
> --- a/Documentation/gitk.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/gitk.txt
> @@ -166,8 +166,13 @@ gitk --max-count=100 --all \-- Makefile::
> -Gitk creates the .gitk file in your $HOME directory to store preferences
> -such as display options, font, and colors.
> +User configuration and preferences are stored at (in order of priority):
> +* '$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/gitk' if it exists and '$XDG_CONFIG_HOME' is set
> +* '$HOME/.config/git/gitk' if it exists
> +* '$HOME/.gitk' if it exists
> +If none of the above exist then '$HOME/.config/git/gitk' is created and used
> by default.
The last line is a bit of a lie, isn't it?
If XDG_CONFIG_HOME is set to an non-empty string, config_file is set
to $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/gitk. Otherwise config_file is set to
After that happens:
- if that file exists, it is used;
. if $HOME/.gitk exists, we use it (in other words, $HOME/.gitk
is never used unless the user is an old timer who has one);
. if $HOME/.gitk does not exist (in other words, if none of the
above exists), then an empty $config_file is created and used.
We use either $HOME/.config/git/gitk or $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/gitk
and never $HOME/.gitk when none of the above exists, and the choice
between the two depends on XDG_CONFIG_HOME.
I'll queue this patch as-is, but we may want to further clarify with
a follow-up patch.
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