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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|--ver- sion]

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. Dot 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 automati- cally 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/inter- face/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/.

gconftool-2 2.2.1 Feburary 2006 GCONFTOOL-2(1)