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#1 2021-11-21 14:05:15

millionheadscollide
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[SOLVED] CLI util for editing .desktop files?

Does there exist a CLI utility for editing .desktop files?

I wish to edit properties of .desktop files in /usr/share/applications via a pacman hook

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#2 2021-11-21 14:23:19

seth
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Re: [SOLVED] CLI util for editing .desktop files?

vim? sed?

I wish to edit properties of .desktop files in /usr/share/applications via a pacman hook

Probably not, I assume you rather want to shadow it in ~/.local/share/applications/ or /usr/local/share/applications/ ?

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#3 2021-11-21 15:23:23

Slithery
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Re: [SOLVED] CLI util for editing .desktop files?

millionheadscollide wrote:

I wish to edit properties of .desktop files in /usr/share/applications via a pacman hook

No, you don't.
Make a copy of the relevant .desktop file in either /usr/local/share/applications/ or ~/.local/share/applications/ and edit it there instead.


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#4 2021-11-22 11:05:41

millionheadscollide
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Re: [SOLVED] CLI util for editing .desktop files?

seth wrote:

vim? sed?

I wish to edit properties of .desktop files in /usr/share/applications via a pacman hook

Probably not, I assume you rather want to shadow it in ~/.local/share/applications/ or /usr/local/share/applications/ ?

Slithery wrote:
millionheadscollide wrote:

I wish to edit properties of .desktop files in /usr/share/applications via a pacman hook

No, you don't.
Make a copy of the relevant .desktop file in either /usr/local/share/applications/ or ~/.local/share/applications/ and edit it there instead.

Ah, silly me. Reading through https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Deskto … op_entries now...I'm making this more complicated than it needs to be.

Thanks for your replies.

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