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Raku access to path information provided by the xdg base directory specfication http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/basedir-spec/

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    use XDG::BaseDirectory;

    my $bd = XDG::BaseDirectory.new

    for $bd.load-config-paths('mydomain.org', 'MyProg', 'Options') -> $d {
        say $d;

    # Directories can be made available as terms as well
    use XDG::BaseDirectory :terms;

    say config-home;


This is loosely based on the interface of python module pyxdg. But due to the differences between Python and Raku it may do some things differently.

It provides a set of facilities for discovering the location of the configuration and data of applications.

I split this out from the XDG module as it has more general usefulness and no external dependencies.


Assuming you have a working Rakudo installation with zef installed you can install from a copy of the source directory:

 zef install .

or remotely:

 zef install XDG::BaseDirectory 


Suggestions/patches are welcomed via github at:


I'm not able to test on a wide variety of platforms so any help there would be appreciated.


This module is Free Software please see the LICENCE file in the distribution for the exact terms.

© Jonathan Stowe 2015-2021