PyXDG is a python library to access freedesktop.org standards. Currently supported are: Base Directory Specification Version 0.6 Menu Specification Version 1.0 Desktop Entry Specification Version 1.0 Icon Theme Specification Version 0.8 Recent File Spec 0.2 Shared-MIME-Database Specification 0.13 pyxdg is a Python library that handles freedesktop.org standards for common desktop operations and components like determining file MIME type, getting icon for a specific file or application, accessing application menu and more. Most Linux/Unix window managers use those specifications (except KDE3 which supports them partially). This Module contains implementations of freedesktop.org standards in python. Included is the following specifications: base directory, menu, desktop entry and icon theme.