dconf - Simple tool for manipulating a dconf database
write KEY VALUE
reset [-f] PATH
compile OUTPUT KEYFILEDIR
help [ COMMAND]
program can perform various operations on a dconf database,
such as reading or writing individual values or entire directories. This tool
operates on dconf directly, without using gsettings schema information.
Therefore, it cannot perform type and consistency checks on values. The
(1) utility is an alternative if such checks are needed.
arguments must be directory paths (starting and ending with '/'),
arguments must be key paths (starting, but not ending with '/')
and the PATH
arguments can be either directory or key paths.
argument must the location to write a (binary) dconf database
to and the KEYFILEDIR
argument must be a .d directory containing
arguments must be in GVariant format, so e.g. a string must include
explicit quotes: "'foo'". This format is also used when printing out
Note that dconf needs a D-Bus session bus connection to write changes to the
Read the value of a key.
List the sub-keys and sub-directories of a
Write a new value to a key.
Reset a key or an entire directory. For
directories, -f must be specified.
Compile a binary database from keyfiles.
The result is always in little-endian byte order, so it can be safely installed
in 'share'. If it is used on a big endian machine, dconf will automatically
byteswap the contents on read.
Update the system dconf databases.
Watch a key or directory for changes.
Dump an entire subpath to stdout. The output
is in a keyfile-like format, with values in GVariant syntax.
Populate a subpath from stdin. The expected
format is the same as produced by dump.
Display help and exit. If COMMAND is
given, display help for this command.
This environment variable determines which
dconf profile to use. See dconf(7).