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My bash script should copy files from /opt/test/file.txt to the user's Desktop. The source path is always the same, but how do I copy to desktop? The desktop has a different name in every language...

in German it is for example: cd $HOME/Arbeitsfläche and not $HOME/Desktop

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User directories are defined in a parsable file ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs. To get the value set for a different locale our script may have to import these variables.


source ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs

Also see: Wiki

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