Validate desktop entry files
see also :
desktop-file-edit - desktop-file-install
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desktop-file-validate program is a tool to validate
desktop entry files according to the Desktop Entry
specification describes a file format to provide information
such as name, icon and description for an application. Such
a file can then be used as an application launcher and to
display the application in the applications menu.
about the Desktop Entry specification, see
entry files are commonly called desktop files.
options are supported:
Do not warn about usage of
deprecated items that were defined in previous versions of
Warn about usage of KDE
extensions to the specification. This includes the use of
the KDE Desktop Entry group, of the
ServiceTypes, DocPath, Keywords,
InitialPreference, Dev, FSType,
MountPoint, ReadOnly, UnmountIcon keys,
or of the Service, ServiceType and
If you find
bugs in the desktop-file-validate program, please
report these on https://bugs.freedesktop.org.