1. NAME

gconftool-2 - GNOME configuration tool

2. SYNOPSIS

gconftool-2 [-?] [-?|--help] [--usage] [-s|--set] [-g|--get] [--set-schema] [-u|--unset] [--recursive-unset] [-a|--all-entries] [--all-dirs] [--dump] [--load=STRING] [-R|--recursive-list] [--dir-exists=STRING] [--shutdown] [-p|--ping] [--spawn] [-t|--type int|bool|float|string|list|pair] [-T|--get-type] [--get-list-size] [--get-list-element] [--list-type=int|bool|float|string] [--car-type=int|bool|float|string] [--cdr-type=int|bool|float|string] [--short-desc=DESCRIPTION] [--long-desc=DESCRIPTION] [--owner=OWNER] [--install-schema-file=FILENAME] [--config-source=SOURCE] [--direct] [--makefile-install-rule] [--makefile-uninstall-rule] [--break-key] [--break-directory] [--short-docs] [--long-docs] [--get-schema-name] [--apply-schema] [--unapply-schema] [--get-default-source] [-v|--version]

3. DESCRIPTION

Each preference in the GConf repository is expressed as a key-value pair. A GConf preference key is an element in the GConf repository that corresponds to an application preference. Preference keys typically have simple values such as strings, integers, or lists of strings and integers. The default key-value pairs are installed on the system, and are known as schemas. gconftool-2 is the command-line interface tool that enables you to set the values of keys, display the values of keys, and install schemas from schema definition files when you install an application. The GConf preference keys are stored and managed by the GConf daemon (gconfd-2). These keys are cached in memory, and saved to disk in XML format when appropriate.

4. OPTIONS

  • -s, --set
        Set a key to a value and sync. Use with --type.
  • -g, --get
        Print the value of a key to standard output.
  • -u, --unset
        Unset the keys on the command line.
  • --recursive-unset
        Recursively unset all keys at or below the key/directory names on the command line.
  • -a, --all-entries
        Print all key/value pairs in a directory.
  • --all-dirs
        Print all subdirectories in a directory.
  • -R, --recursive-list
        Print all subdirectories and entries under a dir, recursively.
  • --dir-exists=STRING
        Return 0 if the directory exists, 2 if it does not.
  • -t, --type=int|bool|float|string|list|pair
        Specify the type of the value being set, or the type of the value a schema describes. Unique abbreviations are allowed.
  • --list-type=int|bool|float|string
        Specify the type of the list value being set, or the type of the value a schema describes. Unique abbreviations are allowed.
  • --car-type=int|bool|float|string
        Specify the type of the car pair value being set, or the type of the value a schema describes. Unique abbreviations are allowed.
  • --cdr-type=int|bool|float|string
        Specify the type of the cdr pair value being set, or the type of the value a schema describes. Unique abbreviations are allowed.
  • --short-desc=DESCRIPTION
        Specify a short half-line description to go in a schema.
  • --long-desc=DESCRIPTION
        Specify a several-line description to go in a schema.
  • --owner=OWNER
        Specify the owner of a schema.
  • --install-schema-file=FILENAME
        Specify a schema file to be installed
  • --config-source=SOURCE
        Specify a configuration source to use rather than the default path
  • --direct
        Access the config database directly, bypassing server. Requires that gconfd is not running.
  • --set-schema
        Set a schema and sync. Use with --short-desc, --long-desc, --owner, and --type.
  • --makefile-install-rule
        Properly installs schema files on the command line into the database. GCONF_CONFIG_SOURCE environment variable should be set to a non-default config source or set to the empty string to use the default.
  • --break-key
        Torture-test an application by setting and unsetting a bunch of values of different types for keys on the command line.
  • --break-directory
        Torture-test an application by setting and unsetting a bunch of keys inside the directories on the command line.
  • --short-docs
        Get the short doc string for a key
  • --long-docs
        Get the long doc string for a key
  • --get-schema-name
        Get the name of the schema applied to this key
  • --apply-schema
        Specify the schema name followed by the key to apply the schema name to
  • --unapply-schema
        Remove any schema name applied to the given keys
  • --get-default-source
        Get the name of the default source.
  • --shutdown
        Shut down gconfd. Don't use this option without good reason.
  • -p, --ping
        Return 0 if gconfd is running, 2 if not.
  • --spawn
        Launch the config server (gconfd). (Normally happens automatically when needed.)
  • -v, --version
        Print version

Help options

  • -?, --help
        Show the help message.
  • --usage
        Display brief usage message.

5. EXAMPLES

Display the path to the current desktop wallpaper.

gconftool-2 --get /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename

Change the widget font to "Serif 12"

gconftool-2 --type string --set /desktop/gnome/interface/font_name "Serif 12"

6. AUTHOR

GConf was written by Havoc Pennington < >.

7. SEE ALSO

The GConf web site, \fIhttp://www.gnome.org/projects/gconf/\fI.