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Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2019
 
 

desktop-file-validate (1)

Name

desktop-file-validate - Validate desktop entry files

Synopsis

desktop-file-validate  [--no-hints] [--no-warn-deprecated] [--warn-kde]
FILE...

Description

DESKTOP-FILE-VALIDATE(1)    General Commands Manual   DESKTOP-FILE-VALIDATE(1)



NAME
       desktop-file-validate - Validate desktop entry files

SYNOPSIS
       desktop-file-validate  [--no-hints] [--no-warn-deprecated] [--warn-kde]
       FILE...

DESCRIPTION
       The desktop-file-validate program is a tool to validate  desktop  entry
       files according to the Desktop Entry specification 1.1.

       The  specification  describes a file format to provide information such
       as name, icon and description for an application. Such a file can  then
       be  used  as  an application launcher and to display the application in
       the applications menu.

       For  information   about   the   Desktop   Entry   specification,   see
       http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/desktop-entry-spec.

       The desktop entry files are commonly called desktop files.

OPTIONS
       The following options are supported:

       --no-hints
              Do  not  output hints about things that might be improved in the
              desktop file.

       --no-warn-deprecated
              Do not warn about usage of deprecated items that were defined in
              previous versions of the specification.

       --warn-kde
              Warn  about  usage  of KDE extensions to the specification. This
              includes the use of the KDE Desktop Entry group, of the Service-
              Types, DocPath, Keywords, InitialPreference, Dev, FSType, Mount-
              Point, ReadOnly, UnmountIcon keys, or of the  Service,  Service-
              Type and FSDevice types.

BUGS
       If  you  find  bugs in the desktop-file-validate program, please report
       these on https://bugs.freedesktop.org.


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+--------------------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |        ATTRIBUTE VALUE         |
       +---------------+--------------------------------+
       |Availability   | desktop/xdg/desktop-file-utils |
       +---------------+--------------------------------+
       |Stability      | Pass-through volatile          |
       +---------------+--------------------------------+
SEE ALSO
       desktop-file-edit(1) desktop-file-install(1)



NOTES
       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source was downloaded from   https://www.freedesktop.org/software/desk-
       top-file-utils/releases/desktop-file-utils-0.23.tar.xz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community  website  at   https://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/desktop-
       file-utils/.



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