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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for xdg-icon-resource (opensolaris section 1)


       xdg-icon-resource - command line tool for (un)installing icon resources

       xdg-icon-resource install [--noupdate] [--novendor] [--theme theme] [--context context]
			 [--mode mode] --size size icon-file [icon-name]

       xdg-icon-resource uninstall [--noupdate] [--theme theme] [--context context] [--mode mode]
			 --size size icon-name

       xdg-icon-resource forceupdate [--theme theme] [--mode mode]

       xdg-icon-resource {--help --manual --version}

       The xdg-icon-resource program can be used to install icon resources into the desktop icon
       system in order to illustrate menu entries, to depict desktop icons or to graphically
       represent file types.

       The desktop icon system identifies icons by name. Depending on the required size, the
       choice of icon theme and the context in which the icon is used, the desktop icon system
       locates an appropriate icon resource to depict an icon. Icon resources can be XPM files or
       PNG files.

       The desktop icon system works according to the XDG Icon Theme Specification at

	      Installs the icon file indicated by icon-file to the desktop icon system under the
	      name icon-name. Icon names do not have an extension. If icon-name is not provided
	      the name is derived from icon-file. The icon file must have .png or .xpm as
	      extension. If a corresponding .icon file exists in the same location as icon-file
	      it will be installed as well.

	      Removes the icon indicated by icon-name from the desktop icon system. Note that
	      icon names do not have an extension.

	      Force an update of the desktop icon system. This is only useful if the last call to
	      xdg-icon-resource included the --noupdate option.

	      Postpone updating the desktop icon system. If multiple icons are added in sequence
	      this flag can be used to indicate that additional changes will follow and that it
	      is not necassery to update the desktop icon system right away.

	      Normally, xdg-icon-resource checks to ensure that an icon file to be installed in
	      the apps context has a proper vendor prefix. This option can be used to disable
	      that check.

	      A vendor prefix consists of alpha characters ([a-zA-Z]) and is terminated with a
	      dash ("-"). Companies and organizations are encouraged to use a word or phrase,
	      preferably the organizations name, for which they hold a trademark as their vendor
	      prefix. The purpose of the vendor prefix is to prevent name conflicts.

       --theme theme
	      Installs or removes the icon file as part of theme. If no theme is specified the
	      icons will be installed as part of the default hicolor theme. Applications may
	      install icons under multiple themes but should at least install icons for the
	      default hicolor theme.

       --context context
	      Specifies the context for the icon. Icons to be used in the application menu and as
	      desktop icon should use apps as context which is the default context. Icons to be
	      used as file icons should use mimetypes as context. Other common contexts are
	      actions, devices, emblems, filesystems and stock.

       --size size
	      Specifies the size of the icon. All icons must be square. Common sizes for icons in
	      the apps context are: 16, 22, 32, 48, 64 and 128. Common sizes for icons in the
	      mimetypes context are: 16, 22, 32, 48, 64 and 128

       --mode mode
	      mode can be user or system. In user mode the file is (un)installed for the current
	      user only. In system mode the file is (un)installed for all users on the system.
	      Usually only root is allowed to install in system mode.

	      The default is to use system mode when called by root and to use user mode when
	      called by a non-root user.

       --help Show command synopsis.

	      Show this manualpage.

	      Show the xdg-utils version information.

       xdg-icon-resource honours the following environment variables:

	      Setting this environment variable to a non-zero numerical value makes
	      xdg-icon-resource do more verbose reporting on stderr. Setting a higher value
	      increases the verbosity.

	      This environment variable can be used by the user or administrator to override the
	      installation mode. Valid values are user and system.

       An exit code of 0 indicates success while a non-zero exit code indicates failure. The
       following failure codes can be returned:

       1      Error in command line syntax.

       2      One of the files passed on the command line did not exist.

       3      A required tool could not be found.

       4      The action failed.

       5      No permission to read one of the files passed on the command line.

       xdg-desktop-icon(1), xdg-desktop-menu(1), xdg-mime(1)

       To install an icon resource to depict a launcher for the application myfoobar, the company
       ShinyThings Inc. can use:

       xdg-icon-resource install --size 64 shinythings-myfoobar.png

       To install an icon for a new application/x-foobar file type one can use:

       xdg-icon-resource install --context mimetypes --size 48 ./mime-foobar-48.png application-x-foobar
       xdg-icon-resource install --context mimetypes --size 64 ./mime-foobar-64.png application-x-foobar

       This will install two icons with the name application-x-foobar but with different sizes.

       Kevin Krammer, Jeremy White.

xdg-utils 1.0				    06/24/2007			     XDG-ICON-RESOURCE(1)

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