icewm-menu-fdo - menu generator for .desktop files
icewm-menu-fdo introduces the XDG menu descriptors (aka
.desktop files) to the menus of IceWM window
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.
This program doesn’t use command line options. In future, it might
support the pass-through of arguments to the command run from
This utility is not normally used directly, but is used as the executable in a menuprog entry in a menu.
The following line in a icewm-menu(5) file will dynamically generate
a comprehensive set of menus for easy access to
menuprog "Desktop Apps" folder icewm-menu-fdo
XDG_DATA_HOME or XDG_DATA_DIRS are considered as suggested by XDG Base Directory Specification.
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
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.
Please report bugs at Github.
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