xdg-utils-1.1.0-rc2

Introduction to xdg-utils

xdg-utils is a a set of command line tools that assist applications with a variety of desktop integration tasks. It is required for Linux Standards Base (LSB) conformance.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.6 platform.

Package Information

xdg-utils Dependencies

Required

xmlto-0.0.26 with one of Lynx-2.8.8rel.2, w3m-0.5.3, Links-2.8, or fop-1.1

Required (runtime)

Xorg Applications

Optional (runtime)

D-Bus-1.8.12

Installation of xdg-utils

Compile xdg-utils with the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --mandir=/usr/share/man &&
make
[Caution]

Caution

The tests for the scripts must be made from a X-Window based session. There are several run-time requirements to run the tests including a broswer and an MTA. Running the tests as root usr is not recommended.

To run the tests, issue: make test.

Now install it as the root user:

make install

Contents

Installed Programs: xdg-desktop-menu, xdg-desktop-icon, xdg-mime, xdg-icon-resource, xdg-open, xdg-email, xdg-screensaver, xdg-settings
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions

xdg-desktop-menu

is a command line tool for (un)installing desktop menu items.

xdg-desktop-icon

is a command line tool for (un)installing icons to the desktop.

xdg-mime

is a command line tool for querying information about file type handling and adding descriptions for new file types.

xdg-icon-resource

is a command line tool for (un)installing icon resources.

xdg-open

opens a file or URL in the user's preferred application.

xdg-email

opens the user's preferred e-mail composer in order to send a mail message.

xdg-screensaver

is a command line tool for controlling the screensaver.

xdg-settings

is a command line tool for managing various settings from the desktop environment.

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