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NAME

       xdg-settings - get various settings from the desktop environment


SYNOPSIS

       xdg-settings {get | check | set} {property} [subproperty] [value]

       xdg-settings {--help | --list | --manual | --version}


DESCRIPTION

       xdg-settings gets various settings from the desktop environment. For
       instance, desktop environments often provide proxy configuration and
       default web browser settings. Using xdg-settings these parameters can
       be extracted for use by applications that do not use the desktop
       environment's libraries (which would use the settings natively).

       xdg-settings is for use inside a desktop session only. It is not
       recommended to use xdg-settings as root.


OPTIONS

       --help
           Show command synopsis.

       --list
           List all properties xdg-settings knows about.

       --manual
           Show this manual page.

       --version
           Show the xdg-utils version information.


PROPERTIES

       When using xdg-settings to get, check or set a desktop setting,
       properties and possibly sub-properties are used to specify the setting
       to be changed.

       Some properties (such as default-web-browser) fully describe the
       setting to be changed. Other properties (such as
       default-url-scheme-handler) require more information (in this case the
       actual scheme to set the default handler for) which must be provided in
       a sub-property.


EXIT CODES

       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.


SEE ALSO

       xdg-mime(1), xdg-open(1), MIME applications associations
       specification[1]


EXAMPLES

       Get the desktop file name of the current default web browser

                   xdg-settings get default-web-browser


       Check whether the default web browser is firefox.desktop, which can be
       false even if "get default-web-browser" says that is the current value
       (if only some of the underlying settings actually reflect that value)

                   xdg-settings check default-web-browser firefox.desktop


       Set the default web browser to google-chrome.desktop

                   xdg-settings set default-web-browser google-chrome.desktop


       Set the default mailto URL scheme handler to be evolution.desktop

                   xdg-settings set default-url-scheme-handler mailto evolution.desktop




AUTHOR

       Mike Mammarella
           Author.


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2009-2011


NOTES

        1. MIME applications associations specification
           http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/mime-apps-spec/



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