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GCONFTOOL-2(1)                   User Commands                  GCONFTOOL-2(1)



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. 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 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 <hpATredhat.com>.

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



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