icewm-menu-fdo man page

 icewm-menu-fdo — menu generator for .desktop files

Synopsis

icewm-menu-fdo [FILENAME]

Description

icewm-menu-fdo introduces the XDG menu descriptors (aka FreeDesktop.Org .desktop files) to the menus of IceWM window manager.

Arguments

[FILENAME]

When provided with the optional FILENAME argument that is the name and location of a .desktop file, icewm-menu-fdo will open it and launch the application using the Exec line from the desktop file.

Options

This program doesn't use command line options. In future, it might support the pass-through of arguments to the command run from .desktop file's Exec line.

Usage

This utility is not normally used directly, but is used as the executable in a menuprog entry in a menu.

Examples

The following line in a icewm-menu(5) file will dynamically generate a comprehensive set of menus for easy access to .desktop files.

    menuprog "Desktop Apps" folder icewm-menu-fdo

Environment

XDG_DATA_HOME or XDG_DATA_DIRS are considered as suggested by XDG Base Directory Specification.

Conforming to

icewm-menu-fdo complies roughly to the XDG .desktop file and menu specification, see “Desktop Entry Specification”, Version 1.2alpha, 2015-03-06 and “Desktop Menu Specification”, Version 1.1-draft, 31 March 2011.

Caveats

The icewm-menu-fdo program is only built when the icewm(1) package is configured with the --enable-menus-fdo option, which requires the glib2-dev package dependency.

See Also

“Desktop Entry Specification”, “Desktop Menu Specification”, icewm(1), icewm-menu(5), icewm-preferences(5), icewm-programs(5).

Bugs

icewm-menu-fdo had no known bugs at the time of release.  Please report bugs for current versions to the source code repository at <https://github.com/bbidulock/icewm/issues>.

Author

Brian Bidulock <mailto:bidulock@openss7.org>.

See --copying for full copyright notice and copying permissions.

License

IceWM is licensed under the GNU Library General Public License. See the COPYING file in the distribution or use the --copying flag to display copying permissions.

Referenced By

icewm(1), icewm-menu(5), icewm-programs(5), icewm-toolbar(5).

2019-09-12 icewm 1.4.2 User Commands