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gtk-update-icon-cache-3.0 (1)


gtk-update-icon-cache-3.0 - Icon theme caching utility


gtk-update-icon-cache [--force] [--ignore-theme-index] [--index-only |
--include-image-data] [--source NAME] [--quiet]
[--validate] PATH


GTK-UPDATE-ICON-C(1)             User Commands            GTK-UPDATE-ICON-C(1)

       gtk-update-icon-cache - Icon theme caching utility

       gtk-update-icon-cache [--force] [--ignore-theme-index] [--index-only |
                             --include-image-data] [--source NAME] [--quiet]
                             [--validate] PATH

       gtk-update-icon-cache creates mmapable cache files for icon themes.

       It expects to be given the PATH to a icon theme directory containing an
       index.theme, e.g.  /usr/share/icons/hicolor, and writes a
       icon-theme.cache containing cached information about the icons in the
       directory tree below the given directory.

       GTK+ can use the cache files created by gtk-update-icon-cache to avoid
       a lot of system call and disk seek overhead when the application
       starts. Since the format of the cache files allows them to be mmaped
       shared between multiple applications, the overall memory consumption is
       reduced as well.

       --force, -f
           Overwrite an existing cache file even if it appears to be uptodate.

       --ignore-theme-index, -t
           Don't check for the existence of index.theme in the icon theme
           directory. Without this option, gtk-update-icon-cache refuses to
           create an icon cache in a directory which does not appear to be the
           toplevel directory of an icon theme.

       --index-only, -i
           Don't include image data in the cache.

           Include image data in the cache.

       --source, -c
           Output a C header file declaring a constant NAME with the contents
           of the icon cache.

       --quiet, -q
           Turn off verbose output.

       --validate, -v
           Validate existing icon cache.

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

       |Availability   | library/desktop/gtk3  |
       |Stability      | Pass-through volatile |

       Source code for open source software components in Oracle Solaris can
       be found at https://www.oracle.com/downloads/opensource/solaris-source-

       This software was built from source available at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.  The original community
       source was downloaded from

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://www.gtk.org/.

GTK+                                                      GTK-UPDATE-ICON-C(1)