alacarte man page

alacarte — Edit freedesktop.org menus

Description

alacarte is a graphical editor for the freedesktop.org menus that are used by many desktop environments. It can also edit and create application desktop files.

Options

alacarte does not accept any commandline options.

Environment

XDG_CONFIG_DIRS

alacarte looks in the menus subdirectory of these directories for menu files. The default location for menu files is /etc/xdg/menus.

XDG_DATA_DIRS

alacarte looks in the applications subdirectory of these directories for desktop files. The default location for desktop files is /usr/share/applications.

XDG_CONFIG_HOME

The menus subdirectory of this directory is where alacarte stores modified menu files. The default location for modified menu files is $HOME/.config/menus.

XDG_DATA_HOME

The applications subdirectory of this directory is where alacarte stores modified and newly created desktop files. The default location for these is $HOME/.local/share/applications.

XDG_MENU_PREFIX

alacarte is editing the menus defined by the file $XDG_MENU_PREFIXapplications.menu. GNOME uses the menu file gnome-applications.menu.

Info

GNOME User Commands