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NAME

gconftool-2 - GNOME configuration tool  

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]  

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 prefer-ence. 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.  

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.
 

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"

 

AUTHOR

GConf was written by Havoc Pennington <hp@redhat.com>.  

SEE ALSO

The GConf web site, http://www.gnome.org/projects/gconf/.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
EXAMPLES
AUTHOR
SEE ALSO

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Time: 15:26:10 GMT, June 11, 2010

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