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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for update-desktop-database (opensolaris section 1)

update-desktop-database(1)					   User Commands					update-desktop-database(1)

NAME
update-desktop-database - Desktop file caching utility
SYNOPSIS
update-desktop-database [--help] [--verbose] [--quiet] [filepath]
DESCRIPTION
update-desktop-database creates cache files for desktop file MIME type mapping for improved MIME lookup performance. It expects to be given the path to a directory or directories containing a number of application installed .desktop files, e.g. /usr/share/applications, and writes a mime-info.cache containing cached information about the MIME types that each application can handle. If no directory is provided, this utility will use a default directory list as specified in the FreeDesktop MIME specification. This cache file is used to avoid a lot of system call and disk seek overhead in a number of applications.
OPTIONS
The following options are supported: -?, --help Show help options. -v, --verbose Turn on verbose output. -q, --quiet Do not provide any output.
OPERANDS
The following operands are supported: filepath The path to a directory or directories containing a number of application installed .desktop files.
EXIT STATUS
The following exit values are returned: 0 Application exited successfully 1 Application exited with failure
FILES
The following files are used by this application: /usr/bin/update-desktop-databaseThe command-line executable for the application. /usr/share/applications System desktop file directory
ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWgnome-desktop-prefs | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface stability |Committed | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
SEE ALSO
update-mime-database(1), gnome-desktop-item-edit(1), attributes(5), gnome-interfaces(5) Latest version of the GNOME Desktop User Guide and GNOME System Administration Guide for your platform.
NOTES
Written by Glynn Foster, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2007. SunOS 5.11 31 Jan 2007 update-desktop-database(1)