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DCONF(1)			 User Commands			      DCONF(1)

NAME
       dconf - Simple tool for manipulating a dconf database

SYNOPSIS
       dconf read KEY

       dconf list DIR

       dconf write KEY VALUE

       dconf reset [-f]	PATH

       dconf compile OUTPUT KEYFILEDIR

       dconf update

       dconf watch PATH

       dconf dump DIR

       dconf load DIR

       dconf help [COMMAND]

DESCRIPTION
       The dconf program can perform various operations	on a dconf database,
       such as reading or writing individual values or entire directories.
       This tool operates on dconf directly, without using gsettings schema
       information. Therefore, it cannot perform type and consistency checks
       on values. The gsettings(1) utility is an alternative if	such checks
       are needed.

       The DIR arguments must be directory paths (starting and ending with
       '/'), the KEY arguments must be key paths (starting, but	not ending
       with '/') and the PATH arguments	can be either directory	or key paths.

       The OUTPUT argument must	the location to	write a	(binary) dconf
       database	to and the KEYFILEDIR argument must be a .d directory
       containing keyfiles.

       VALUE arguments must be in GVariant format, so e.g. a string must
       include explicit	quotes:	"'foo'". This format is	also used when
       printing	out values.

       Note that dconf needs a D-Bus session bus connection to write changes
       to the dconf database.

COMMANDS
       read
	   Read	the value of a key.

       list
	   List	the sub-keys and sub-directories of a directory.

       write
	   Write a new value to	a key.

       reset
	   Reset a key or an entire directory. For directories,	-f must	be
	   specified.

       compile
	   Compile a binary database from keyfiles.

	   The result is always	in little-endian byte order, so	it can be
	   safely installed in 'share'.	If it is used on a big endian machine,
	   dconf will automatically byteswap the contents on read.

       update
	   Update the system dconf databases.

       watch
	   Watch a key or directory for	changes.

       dump
	   Dump	an entire subpath to stdout. The output	is in a	keyfile-like
	   format, with	values in GVariant syntax.

       load
	   Populate a subpath from stdin. The expected format is the same as
	   produced by dump.

       help
	   Display help	and exit. If COMMAND is	given, display help for	this
	   command.

ENVIRONMENT
       DCONF_PROFILE
	   This	environment variable determines	which dconf profile to use.
	   See dconf(7).

SEE ALSO
       dconf(7), gsettings(1), dconf-editor(1)

dconf								      DCONF(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | COMMANDS | ENVIRONMENT | SEE ALSO

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