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       desktop-file-install  -  install  a  desktop  file  to the applications


       desktop-file-install [options] file


       desktop-file-install  installs  a  specified  .desktop  file   to   the
       applications directory, optionally munging it a bit in transit.


        --dir path
              Specify the directory where files should be installed.

        --vendor vendor
              Add a vendor prefix to the desktop file. If the file already has
              this prefix, nothing happens.

        --add-category category
              Add a category to the Categories field.

        --remove-category category
              Remove a category from the Categories field.

        --add-only-show-in product
              Add a product name to the OnlyShowIn field.

        --remove-only-show-in product
              Remove a product name from the OnlyShowIn field.

              Delete the source desktop file, leaving only  the  target  file.
              Effectively "renames" a desktop file.

        -m, --mode mode
              Set the given permissions on the destination file.

              Copy the contents of the Name field to the GenericName field.

              Copy the contents of the GenericName field to the Name field.

        --remove-key key
              Remove a specific key from the desktop file.

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options.

              Display brief usage message.

       -v, --version
              Show version of program.


       The Free Desktop .desktop file specification at


       This  manual  page was written by Ross Burton <>, for
       the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).