Package xdg-utils

Basic desktop integration functions

The xdg-utils package is a set of simple scripts that provide basic
desktop integration functions for any Free Desktop, such as Linux.
They are intended to provide a set of defacto standards.
This means that:
*  Third party software developers can rely on these xdg-utils
   for all of their simple integration needs.
*  Developers of desktop environments can make sure that their
   environments are well supported
*  Distribution vendors can provide custom versions of these utilities

The following scripts are provided at this time:
* xdg-desktop-icon      Install icons to the desktop
* xdg-desktop-menu      Install desktop menu items
* xdg-email             Send mail using the user's preferred e-mail composer
* xdg-icon-resource     Install icon resources
* xdg-mime              Query information about file type handling and
                        install descriptions for new file types
* xdg-open              Open a file or URL in the user's preferred application
* xdg-screensaver       Control the screensaver
* xdg-settings          Get various settings from the desktop environment
General Commands (Section 1)
The xdg-desktop-icon program can be used to install an application launcher or other file on the desktop of the current user. An application launcher is...
The xdg-desktop-menu program can be used to install new menu entries to the desktop's application menu. The application menu works according to the XDG Desktop...
xdg-email opens the user's preferred e-mail composer in order to send a mail to address(es) or mailto-uri. RFC2368 defines mailto: URIs. xdg-email limits...
The xdg-icon-resource program can be used to install icon resources into the desktop icon system in order to illustrate menu entries, to depict desktop icons or...
The xdg-mime program can be used to query information about file types and to add descriptions for new file types.
xdg-open opens a file or URL in the user's preferred application. If a URL is provided the URL will be opened in the user's preferred web browser. If a file is...
xdg-screensaver provides commands to control the screensaver. xdg-screensaver is for use inside a desktop session only. It is not recommended to use...
xdg-settings gets various settings from the desktop environment. For instance, desktop environments often provide proxy configuration and default web browser...