DCONF(1) User Commands DCONF(1)
dconf - Simple tool for manipulating a dconf database
dconf read KEY
dconf list DIR
dconf write KEY VALUE
dconf reset [-f] PATH
dconf watch PATH
dconf dump DIR
dconf load DIR
dconf help [COMMAND]
The dconf program can perform various operations on a dconf database, such as reading or writing individual values or entire directories.
This tool operates directly on the dconf database and does not read gsettings schema information. Therefore, it cannot perform type and
consistency checks on values. The gsettings(1) utility is an alternative if such checks are needed.
The DIR arguments must be directory paths (starting and ending with '/'), the KEY arguments must be key paths (starting, but not ending
with '/') and the PATH arguments can be either directory or key paths.
VALUE arguments must be in GVariant format, so e.g. a string must include explicit quotes: "'foo'". This format is also used when printing
Read the value of a key.
List the sub-keys and sub-directories of a directory.
Write a new value to a key.
Reset a key or an entire directory. For directories, -f must be specified.
Update the system dconf databases.
Watch a key or directory for changes.
Dump an entire subpath to stdout. The output is in a keyfile-like format, with values in GVariant syntax.
Populate a subpath from stdin. The expected format is the same as produced by dump.
Display help and exit. If COMMAND is given, display help for this command.
dconf(7), gsettings(1), dconf-editor(1)