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NAME

       gconftool-2 - GNOME configuration tool

SYNOPSIS

       gconftool-2  [-?]  [-?|--help] [--usage] [-s|--set] [-g|--get] [--set-schema] [-u|--unset]
       [--recursive-unset]    [-a|--all-entries]    [--all-dirs]     [--dump]     [--load=STRING]
       [-R|--recursive-list]  [--dir-exists=STRING] [--shutdown] [-p|--ping] [--spawn] [-t|--type
       int|bool|float|string|list|pair]  [-T|--get-type]  [--get-list-size]  [--get-list-element]
       [--list-type=int|bool|float|string]                     [--car-type=int|bool|float|string]
       [--cdr-type=int|bool|float|string]  [--short-desc=DESCRIPTION]   [--long-desc=DESCRIPTION]
       [--owner=OWNER]   [--install-schema-file=FILENAME]   [--config-source=SOURCE]   [--direct]
       [--makefile-install-rule]  [--makefile-uninstall-rule]  [--break-key]  [--break-directory]
       [--short-docs]   [--long-docs]   [--get-schema-name]  [--apply-schema]  [--unapply-schema]
       [--get-default-source] [-v|--version]

DESCRIPTION

       Each preference in the GConf  repository  is  expressed  as  a  key-value  pair.  A  GConf
       preference  key  is  an element in the GConf repository that corresponds to an application
       preference.  Preference keys typically have simple values such as  strings,  integers,  or
       lists  of  strings  and integers. The default key-value pairs are installed on the system,
       and are known as schemas. gconftool-2 is the command-line interface tool that enables  you
       to  set  the  values  of keys, display the values of keys, and install schemas from schema
       definition files when you install an application. The GConf preference keys are stored and
       managed  by  the  GConf  daemon (gconfd-2).  These keys are cached in memory, and saved to
       disk in XML format when appropriate.

OPTIONS

       -s, --set
              Set a key to a value and sync. Use with --type.

       -g, --get
              Print the value of a key to standard output.

       -u, --unset
              Unset the keys on the command line.

       --recursive-unset
              Recursively unset all keys at or below the key/directory names on the command line.

       -a, --all-entries
              Print all key/value pairs in a directory.

       --all-dirs
              Print all subdirectories in a directory.

       -R, --recursive-list
              Print all subdirectories and entries under a dir, recursively.

       --dir-exists=STRING
              Return 0 if the directory exists, 2 if it does not.

       -t, --type=int|bool|float|string|list|pair
              Specify the type of the value being  set,  or  the  type  of  the  value  a  schema
              describes. Unique abbreviations are allowed.

       --list-type=int|bool|float|string
              Specify  the  type  of  the list value being set, or the type of the value a schema
              describes. Unique abbreviations are allowed.

       --car-type=int|bool|float|string
              Specify the type of the car pair value being set, or the type of the value a schema
              describes. Unique abbreviations are allowed.

       --cdr-type=int|bool|float|string
              Specify the type of the cdr pair value being set, or the type of the value a schema
              describes. Unique abbreviations are allowed.

       --short-desc=DESCRIPTION
              Specify a short half-line description to go in a schema.

       --long-desc=DESCRIPTION
              Specify a several-line description to go in a schema.

       --owner=OWNER
              Specify the owner of a schema.

       --install-schema-file=FILENAME
              Specify a schema file to be installed

       --config-source=SOURCE
              Specify a configuration source to use rather than the default path

       --direct
              Access the config database directly, bypassing server. Requires that gconfd is  not
              running.

       --set-schema
              Set a schema and sync. Use with --short-desc, --long-desc, --owner, and --type.

       --makefile-install-rule
              Properly   installs   schema   files   on  the  command  line  into  the  database.
              GCONF_CONFIG_SOURCE environment variable should be  set  to  a  non-default  config
              source or set to the empty string to use the default.

       --break-key
              Torture-test an application by setting and unsetting a bunch of values of different
              types for keys on the command line.

       --break-directory
              Torture-test an application by setting and unsetting a bunch  of  keys  inside  the
              directories on the command line.

       --short-docs
              Get the short doc string for a key

       --long-docs
              Get the long doc string for a key

       --get-schema-name
              Get the name of the schema applied to this key

       --apply-schema
              Specify the schema name followed by the key to apply the schema name to

       --unapply-schema
              Remove any schema name applied to the given keys

       --get-default-source
              Get the name of the default source.

       --shutdown
              Shut down gconfd. Don't use this option without good reason.

       -p, --ping
              Return 0 if gconfd is running, 2 if not.

       --spawn
              Launch the config server (gconfd). (Normally happens automatically when needed.)

       -v, --version
              Print version

       Help options

       -?, --help
              Show the help message.

EXAMPLES

       Display the path to the current desktop wallpaper.

              gconftool-2 --get /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename

       Change the widget font to "Serif 12"

              gconftool-2 --type string --set /desktop/gnome/interface/font_name "Serif 12"

AUTHOR

       GConf was written by Havoc Pennington <hp@redhat.com>.

SEE ALSO

       The GConf web site, http://www.gnome.org/projects/gconf/.