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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 		   |

       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.

       Written by Glynn Foster, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2007.

SunOS 5.11				   31 Jan 2007		       update-desktop-database(1)
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