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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)

update-desktop-database - Desktop file caching utility
update-desktop-database [--help] [--verbose] [--quiet] [filepath]
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.
The following options are supported: -?, --help Show help options. -v, --verbose Turn on verbose output. -q, --quiet Do not provide any output.
The following operands are supported: filepath The path to a directory or directories containing a number of application installed .desktop files.
The following exit values are returned: 0 Application exited successfully 1 Application exited with failure
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
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWgnome-desktop-prefs | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface stability |Committed | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
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Written by Glynn Foster, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2007. SunOS 5.11 31 Jan 2007 update-desktop-database(1)