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DEFAULTS(1)		     GNUstep System Manual		   DEFAULTS(1)

       defaults	- read or modify GNUstep user defaults

       defaults	[ action ]

       The 'defaults' command lets you to read and modify a user's defaults.

       This program replaces the old NeXTstep style dread, dwrite, and dremove

       If you have access to another user's defaults database, you may include
       '-u  username'  before  any  other  options to use that user's database
       rather than your	own.

       defaults	read [ domain [	key] ]

	      read the named default from the specified	domain.	 If  no	 'key'
	      is given - read all defaults from	the domain.  If	no 'domain' is
	      given - read all defaults	from all domains.  A domain is	either
	      an  application  name, or	"NSGlobalDomain", for system level de-
	      fauts.  (Running programs	can access two other domains, "NSArgu-
	      mentDomain", for command line arguments, "NSRegistrationDomain",
	      a	second-chance domain in	which "defaults	for defaults"  can  be
	      registered, and possibly domains for specific locales.)

       defaults	readkey	key

	      read the named default from all domains.

       defaults	write domain key value

	      write 'value' as default 'key' in	the specified domain.  'value'
	      must be a	property list in single	quotes.

       defaults	write domain dictionary

	      write 'dictionary' as a replacement for  the  specified  domain.
	      'dictionary' must	be a property list in single quotes.

       defaults	write

	      reads standard input for defaults	in the format produced by 'de-
	      faults read' and writes them to the database.

       defaults	delete [ domain	[ key] ]

	      remove the specified default(s) from the domain.	If no 'key' is
	      given - delete the entire	domain.

       defaults	delete

	      read  standard  input  for a series of lines containing pairs of
	      domains and keys for defaults to be deleted.

       defaults	domains

	      lists the	domains	in the database	(one per line)

       defaults	find word

	      searches domain names, default names, and	default	value  strings
	      for those	equal to the specified word and	lists them on standard

       defaults	plist

	      output some information about property lists

       defaults	help

	      list options for the defaults command.

	      holds defaults for a user

       None known.

       Hopefully self-explanatory.

       The 'defaults' command appeared in OpenStep and combined	the  capabili-
       ties of the earlier NeXTstep commands 'dread', 'dwrite',	and 'dremove'.
       The GNUstep version was written in 1998.

       This manual page	first appeared in gnustep-base 1.9.2 (March 2004).

       defaults	was written by Richard Frith-Macdonald <>

GNUstep				 February 2004			   DEFAULTS(1)


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