desktop-file-validate

DESKTOP-FILE-VALIDATE(1)    General Commands Manual   DESKTOP-FILE-VALIDATE(1)



NAME
       desktop-file-validate - Validate desktop entry files

SYNOPSIS
       desktop-file-validate [--no-hints] [--no-warn-deprecated] [--warn-kde]
       FILE...

DESCRIPTION
       The desktop-file-validate program is a tool to validate desktop entry
       files according to the Desktop Entry specification 1.1.

       The specification describes a file format to provide information such
       as name, icon and description for an application. Such a file can then
       be used as an application launcher and to display the application in
       the applications menu.

       For information about the Desktop Entry specification, see
       http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/desktop-entry-spec.

       The desktop entry files are commonly called desktop files.

OPTIONS
       The following options are supported:

       --no-hints
              Do not output hints about things that might be improved in the
              desktop file.

       --no-warn-deprecated
              Do not warn about usage of deprecated items that were defined in
              previous versions of the specification.

       --warn-kde
              Warn about usage of KDE extensions to the specification. This
              includes the use of the KDE Desktop Entry group, of the
              ServiceTypes, DocPath, Keywords, InitialPreference, Dev, FSType,
              MountPoint, ReadOnly, UnmountIcon keys, or of the Service,
              ServiceType and FSDevice types.

BUGS
       If you find bugs in the desktop-file-validate program, please report
       these on https://bugs.freedesktop.org.

SEE ALSO
       desktop-file-edit(1) desktop-file-install(1)



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