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update-gconf-defaults – generate GConf defaults shipped in Debian pack‐
This manual page documents briefly the update-gconf-defaults command.
update-gconf-defaults is responsible for generating defaults used by
GConf from the files found in /usr/share/gconf/defaults.
The syntax of files in this directory consists in lines containing the
key name, some white space, and the key value, which can be an integer,
a boolean, a float, a string or a list of strings. Example:
/apps/myprogram/name “Gotcha !”
/apps/myprogram/names [Ha ha!,Let’s keep serious,Ho ho!]
Files are processed in alphabetical order. Files processed later take
precedence over the previous ones if they include the same defaults.
Thus, it is recommended to name them NN_package with NN being a 2-digit
number and package the package name. It is recommended to set NN as 10
for packages in the Debian archive, 20 for derived distributions, 50
for CDD distributions, and 90 for site-specific packages.
Specify an alternate source directory where to find the
Specify an alternate destination directory where to build the
resulting GConf tree.
Sets source and destination directories appropriate for the
The directory from which defaults files are read.
The directory from which defaults files for mandatory settings
The directory where the GConf tree for default settings is gen‐
erated. It is read by GConf with the default Debian configura‐
tion, and it takes precedence over upstream defaults.
The directory where the GConf tree for mandatory settings is
generated. It is read by GConf with the default Debian configu‐
ration, and it takes precedence over user settings.
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