MAN Solaris - update-desktop-database (1)

advertisement


NAME

update-desktop-database - Desktop file caching utility

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

update-desktop-database [--verbose] [--quiet] [filepath]

advertisements

advertisements


DESCRIPTION

update-desktop-database creates cache files for desktop file MIME type mapping for improved MIME lookup performance.

It expects to be given the path to a directory or directories containing a number of application installed .desktop files, e.g. /usr/share/applications, and writes a mime-info.cache containing cached information about the MIME types that each application can handle. If no directory is provided, this utility will use a default directory list as specified in the FreeDesktop MIME specification. This cache file is used to avoid a lot of system call and disk seek overhead in a number of applications.

OPTIONS

The following options are supported:

-v, --verbose Turn on verbose output.

-q, --quiet Do not provide any output.

OPERANDS

The following operands are supported:

filepath The path to a directory or directories containing a number of application installed .desktop files.

EXIT STATUS

The following exit values are returned:

0 Application exited successfully

1 Application exited with failure

FILES

The following files are used by this application:

/usr/bin/update-desktop-database The command-line executable for the application.

/usr/share/applications System desktop file directory

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE
AvailabilitySUNWgnome-desktop-prefs
Interface stabilityCommitted

SEE ALSO

update-mime-database(1), gnome-desktop-item-edit(1),

Latest version of the GNOME Desktop User Guide and GNOME System Administration Guide for your platform.

NOTES

Written by Glynn Foster, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2007.

Jump to page    or go to Top of page |  Section 1 |  Main Solaris Index.


SunOS 5.11 update-desktop-database (1) 31 Jan 2007
Generated by Open Solaris Forum from /usr/share/man/man1/update-desktop-database.1 using man macros with tbl support.