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Rebuilds the system configuration cache.


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

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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



Do not signal applications to update


Disable incremental update, re-read everything


Check file timestamps


Disable checking files (dangerous)


Create global database


Perform menu generation test run only

--track menu-id

Track menu id for debug purposes


Show help about options


Show Qt specific options


Show KDE specific options


Show all options


Show author information

-v , --version

Show version information


Show license information

environment variables


Specifies which directories are part of the KDE installations


Specifies the path to the sycoca database file



The default directory where the cache files are stored.




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


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

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