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A text mode system configuration tool




The setuptool program (setup) is a front-end menu program for a group of other tools, mostly system-config-*-tui tools. The list of options which it presents is assembled by scanning /etc/setuptool.d and /usr/share/setuptool/setuptool.d for files.

Each file in the directory should contain one or more lines of text.  Each line contains from one to four fields which are separated by "|" characters.  In order, they are:
 - the path to the binary to invoke (mandatory)
 - the untranslated name of the application which should be displayed
   (If unset, defaults to the path of the binary, but don't depend on that.)
 - the gettext textdomain in which a translation of the name of the application can be found
   (If unset, defaults to "setup".)
 - the directory in which translations for the textdomain can be found
   (If unset, defaults to "/usr/share/locale".)

If multiple entries with the same untranslated name exist, the one which was read FIRST takes precedence. Files are read in name collation order.


A contrived example would create /etc/setuptool.d/00bogus with these contents:

  /bin/ls --color; /bin/sleep 5|Example "ls" invocation.


  /bin/ls --color; /bin/sleep 5|Give this help list|libc

to use one of libc's (not meaningful here, but) translatable messages.


2009-10-07 Linux setuptool