[Fedora-India] dekstop-file-utils

Ankur Sinha sanjay.ankur at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 14:13:28 UTC 2009


Can somebody shed more light on the above package please?

This is what google gave me:

"Definition: desktop-file-utils: .desktop files are used to describe an
application for inclusion in GNOME or KDE menus. This package contains
desktop-file-validate which checks whether a .desktop file complies with
the specification athttp:// www.freedesktop.org/standards/, and
desktop-file-install which installs a desktop file to the standard
directory, optionally fixing it up in the process."

I've understood desktop-file-install (somewhat) from the above

However, I have been suggested to use update-desktop-database.[1]

$ yum whatprovides update-desktop-database
desktop-file-utils-0.15-3.fc10.x86_64 : Utilities for
manipulating .desktop files
Repo        : fedora
Matched from:
Filename    : /usr/bin/update-desktop-database

Can somebody please tell me what update-desktop-database is responsible
for? As much in detail as possible please? More info on the other two
apps (desktop-file-validate/install) would also be great.   

I've already been here [2]. It merely describes how to use them in a
spec and not what they do. :(

[1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=507052#c6



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