directory VS xdg-basedir

Compare directory vs xdg-basedir and see what are their differences.


Platform-independent library for basic file system operations (by haskell)


A Straightforward Implementation of the XDG Base Directory Specification (by willdonnelly)
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directory xdg-basedir
2 0
47 12
- -
5.7 0.0
about 1 month ago almost 7 years ago
Haskell Haskell
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of directory. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-06-23.


Posts with mentions or reviews of xdg-basedir. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning xdg-basedir yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing directory and xdg-basedir you can also consider the following projects:

taffybar - A gtk based status bar for tiling window managers such as XMonad

bindings-dc1394 - Low level haskell bindings for libdc1394 (for driving firewire cameras)

cabal-query - Helpers for quering .cabal files or hackageDB 00-index.tar

filepath - Mirror

hapistrano - Deploy tool for Haskell applications, like Capistrano for Rails

pid1 - Do signal handling and orphan reaping for Unix PID1 init processes

cef - A Haskell library for CEF (Commont Event Format)

angel - Process Monitoring/Management, Like Daemontools

date-cache - A fast logging system for Haskell

bench - Command-line benchmark tool

log - Structured logging solution.

typed-process - Alternative API for processes, featuring more type safety