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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for gnome-desktop-item-edit (opensolaris section 1)

gnome-desktop-item-edit(1)		  User Commands 	       gnome-desktop-item-edit(1)

NAME
       gnome-desktop-item-edit - GNOME Desktop file editor

SYNOPSIS
       gnome-desktop-item-edit [--create-new] filename

DESCRIPTION
       gnome-desktop-item-edit	is  the GNOME Desktop file editor, which you can use to create or
       edit the .desktop (known as desktop) file. GNOME uses a standard desktop  file  specifica-
       tion  as  proposed  by freedesktop.org.	A desktop file consists of a number of name-value
       pairs that define how a desktop should organize	a  particular  application.  As  this  is
       defined	as an open standard, integration of applications into GNOME Desktop is relatively
       straightforward.

       A basic entry in the desktop file must start with a tag called  [Desktop  Entry].  It  can
       then  have  a  number of name-value pairs as defined by the standard.  The minimum entries
       are as follows:

       Name		       the name of the application

       Comment		       a textual description of the application which is displayed  as	a
			       tooltip	message  by gnome-panel. When set appropriately, the com-
			       ment can be localized within the same file.

       Exec		       the name of the actual executable

       Icon		       the file name of the icon image

       Type		       the desktop file type

       Categories	       a multi-string field which is used by gnome-panel to group  appli-
			       cations into the appropriate categories.

       These  desktop files provide the information to gnome-panel, which     places the applica-
       tion in the appropriate locations on the panel. In a similar manner, the GNOME  file  man-
       ager  (Nautilus) uses information from the desktop files to display the 'applications:///'
       view.

OPTIONS
       The following options are supported:

       --create-new	       Creates a new .desktop file.

OPERANDS
       The following operands are supported:

       filename 	       The name of the desktop file to be edited or viewed.

EXAMPLES
       Example 1: Editing an existing .desktop file

       example% gnome-desktop-item-edit fullpath/filename

       This command invokes the launcher dialog and loads the contents of the  specified  desktop
       file into the relevant fields.

EXIT STATUS
       The following exit values are returned:

       0	Application exited successfully

       >0	Application exited with failure

FILES
       The following files are used by this application:

       /usr/bin/gnome-desktop-item-edit

	   Executable for GNOME Desktop file editor

       /usr/share/applications/

	   Location of system desktop files

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Availability		     |SUNWgnome-panel		   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Interface stability	     |Volatile			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       gnome-panel(1), nautilus(1), attributes(5)

       Latest version of the GNOME Desktop User Guide for your platform.

NOTES
       Written by Ghee Teo, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2003.

SunOS 5.11				    2 Oct 2003		       gnome-desktop-item-edit(1)


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