User config file location now complies with the XDG base directory specification

Signed-off-by: Astril Hayato <>
 Documentation/gitk.txt | 10 ++++++++--
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/gitk.txt b/Documentation/gitk.txt
index 1e9e38a..7e03fcc 100644
--- a/Documentation/gitk.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gitk.txt
@@ -166,8 +166,14 @@ gitk --max-count=100 --all \-- Makefile::
-Gitk creates the .gitk file in your $HOME directory to store preferences
-such as display options, font, and colors.
+User configuration and preferences are stored at:
+* '$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/gitk' if it exists, otherwise
+* '$HOME/.gitk' if it exists
+If neither of the above exist then '$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/gitk' is created and
+used by default. If '$XDG_CONFIG_HOME' is not set it defaults to
+'$HOME/.config' in all cases.

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