make_services - generate GNUstep services info
make_services [--test filename ] [--verbose|--quiet]
make_services builds a validated cache of service information for use
by programs that want to access the GNUstep services facility.
Additionally, it builds a list of applications and service bundles
found in the standard directories. This cache is usually stored in the
file named .GNUstepServices in the user’s GNUstep directory.
Most commonly, make_services is called from within the GNUstep.sh or
GNUstep.csh script to update the service information everytime the
GNUstep environmet is set up, i.e. in a login script. But of course it
is possible to run make_services from the command line whenever you
wish, for example after having installed a new application or service.
The Services menu in an application’s mainmenu is usually updated
automatically. However, it may be neccessary to close an open or torn
off menu for the changes to appear. Also, the workspace manager may
have to be closed and restarted for file association changes to take
check that property list filename contains a valid service
suppress warnings (not recommended but useful in login scripts).
give verbose output.
--help show small help screen.
Simply rebuild the cache of service information:
Check whether the file ServiceInfo.plist contains a valid service
make_services --test ServiceInfo.plist
Giving both --quiet and --verbose on the command line will result in
verbose output, ignoring the --quiet argument.
Work on make_services started November 1998.
This manual page was first written October 2003.
make_services was written by Richard Frith-Macdonald
This man page was written by Martin Brecher <martin@mb-