kbuildsycoca4 man page

kbuildsycoca4 — Rebuilds the system configuration cache.

Synopsis

kbuildsycoca4 [[--nosignal] | [--noincremental] | [--checkstamps] | [--nocheckfiles] | [--global] | [--menutest] | [--track menu-id] | [--help] | [--help-qt] | [--help-kde] | [--help-all] | [--author] | [-v, --version] | [--license]]

Description

kbuildsycoca4, as part of the KDE command line tools ensures the proper operation of KDE by reading in all the .desktop, .xml, and .protocol files to construct a binary database.

KDE itself accesses this database during operation to provide configuration information a program needs to run.

This tool is part of ksycoca4, which stands for KDE System Configuration Cache

Options

--nosignal
Do not signal applications to update
--noincremental
Disable incremental update, re-read everything
--checkstamps
Check file timestamps
--nocheckfiles
Disable checking files (dangerous)
--global
Create global database
--menutest
Perform menu generation test run only
--track menu-id
Track menu id for debug purposes
--help
Show help about options
--help-qt
Show Qt specific options
--help-kde
Show KDE specific options
--help-all
Show all options
--author
Show author information
-v , --version
Show version information
--license
Show license information

Usage

A standard way to run this program is by simply specifying the following command at the prompt kbuildsycoca4

Files

/var/tmp/kde-$USER/ksycoca4

The default directory where the cache files are stored.

Environment Variables

$KDEDIRS

Specifies which directories are part of the KDE installations

$KDESYCOCA

Specifies the path to the sycoca database file

See Also

kdeinit4

Bugs

There are probably tons of bugs. Use bugs.kde.org[1] to report them.

Author

Darian Lanx <content@openprojects.net>

Author.

Notes

1.

bugs.kde.org

Referenced By

kded4(8).

2010-01-04 1.1 (KDE 4.4) KDE User's Manual