CentOS 7.0 - man page for desktop-file-validate (centos section 1)
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desktop-file-validate - Validate desktop entry files
desktop-file-validate [--no-warn-deprecated] [--warn-kde] FILE...
The desktop-file-validate program is a tool to validate desktop entry files according to
the Desktop Entry specification 1.0.
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://freedesk-
The desktop entry files are commonly called desktop files.
The following options are supported:
Do not warn about usage of deprecated items that were defined in previous versions
of the specification.
Warn about usage of KDE extensions to the specification. This includes the use of
the KDE Desktop Entry group, of the ServiceTypes, DocPath, Keywords, InitialPrefer-
ence, Dev, FSType, MountPoint, ReadOnly, UnmountIcon keys, or of the Service, Ser-
viceType and FSDevice types.
If you find bugs in the desktop-file-validate program, please report these on
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