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dex - DesktopEntry Execution

DEX(1) dex DEX(1)

NAME

dex - DesktopEntry Execution

SYNOPSIS

dex [options] [DesktopEntryFile]...

DESCRIPTION

dex, DesktopEntry Execution, is a program to generate and execute DesktopEntry files of the Application type.

OPTIONS

-h, --help
Show this help message and exit
-a, --autostart
Autostart programs
-c PATH, --create PATH
Create a DesktopEntry file for the program at the given path. An optional second argument is used to specify the filename of the created DesktopEntry file, or specify the filename - to print the file to stdout. By default a new file is created with the .desktop file extension.
-d, --dry-run
Dry run, don't execute any command
-e ENVIRONMENT, --environment ENVIRONMENT
Specify the Desktop Environment an autostart should be performed for; works only in combination with --autostart
-s SEARCHPATHS, --search-paths SEARCHPATHS
Colon separated list of paths to search for desktop files, overriding the default search list
-t DIRECTORY, --target-directory DIRECTORY
Create files in target directory
--test
Perform a self-test
-v, --verbose
Verbose output
-V, --version
Display version information

EXAMPLES

Perform an autostart/execute all programs in the autostart folders.
dex -a


 
Perform an autostart/execute all programs in the specified folders.
dex -a -s /etc/xdg/autostart/:~/.config/autostart/


 
Preview the programs would be executed in a regular autostart.
dex -ad


 
Preview the programs would be executed in a GNOME specific autostart.
dex -ad -e GNOME


 
Create a DesktopEntry for a program in the current directory.
dex -c /usr/bin/skype


 
Create a DesktopEntry for a programs in autostart directory.
dex -t ~/.config/autostart -c /usr/bin/skype /usr/bin/nm-applet


 
Execute a single program from command line and enable verbose output.
dex -v skype.desktop


AUTHOR

Jan Christoph Ebersbach, Johannes Löthberg
June 23, 2017 dex-0.8.0