1. NAME

desktop-file-install - install a desktop file to the applications directory

2. SYNOPSIS

desktop-file-install "[options] file"

3. DESCRIPTION

desktop-file-install installs a specified .desktop file to the applications directory, optionally munging it a bit in transit.

4. OPTIONS

  • \fB --dir path
        Specify the directory where files should be installed.
  • \fB --vendor vendor
        Add a vendor prefix to the desktop file. If the file already has this prefix, nothing happens.
  • \fB --add-category category
        Add a category to the Categories field.
  • \fB --remove-category category
        Remove a category from the Categories field.
  • \fB --add-only-show-in product
        Add a product name to the OnlyShowIn field.
  • \fB --remove-only-show-in product
        Remove a product name from the OnlyShowIn field.
  • \fB --delete-original
        Delete the source desktop file, leaving only the target file. Effectively "renames" a desktop file.
  • \fB -m, --mode mode
        Set the given permissions on the destination file.
  • \fB --copy-name-to-generic-name
        Copy the contents of the Name field to the GenericName field.
  • \fB --copy-generic-name-to-name
        Copy the contents of the GenericName field to the Name field.
  • \fB --remove-key key
        Remove a specific key from the desktop file.

-h, --help

    Show summary of options.

--usage

    Display brief usage message.

-v, --version

    Show version of program.

5. SEE ALSO

The Free Desktop .desktop file specification at www.freedesktop.org.

6. AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Ross Burton < >, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).