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A directory entry file is a data file that provides information about a menu. The directory entry file specifies the menu details such as name, tooltip, and menu icon. Directory entry files have a .directory file extension.
To resolve the location of the .directory files, the system performs a search for default path in the following order:
Searches in the $XDG_DATA_HOME/desktop-directories. If the $XDG_DATA_HOME environment variable is not set, search in the ~/.local/share/desktop-directories default directory.
Searches the subdirectory of each of the desktop-directories in the $XDG_DATA_DIRS. If the $XDG_DATA_DIRS environment variable is not set, search in the /usr/share/desktop-directories default directory.
If several .directory files with the same name are found, the file that is found first takes precedence.
The following example shows a sample directory entry file.
[Desktop Entry] Name=Graphics Name[fr]=Graphisme ... Comment=Graphics applications Comment[fr]=Applications graphiques ... Icon=gnome-graphics Type=Directory Encoding=UTF-8
The following table describes some of the important keys in directory entry files.
Table 3-2 Directory Entry Keys