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XDG-SETTINGS(1)		      xdg-settings Manual	       XDG-SETTINGS(1)

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 destkop 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/

xdg-utils 1.1.0			  04/29/2017		       XDG-SETTINGS(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | PROPERTIES | EXIT CODES | SEE ALSO | EXAMPLES | AUTHOR | COPYRIGHT | NOTES

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