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       make_services - generate GNUstep services info


       make_services [--test filename ] [--verbose|--quiet]


       make_services  builds  a  validated  cache of service information for use by programs that
       want to access  the  GNUstep  services  facility.   Additionally,  it  builds  a  list  of
       applications  and service bundles found in the standard directories. This cache is usually
       stored in the file named .GNUstepServices in the user's GNUstep directory.

       Most commonly, make_services is called from within the or GNUstep.csh script to
       update  the  service  information  every time the GNUstep environmet is set up, i.e.  in a
       login script. But of course it is possible to run  make_services  from  the  command  line
       whenever you wish, for example after having installed a new application or service.

       The  Services menu in an application's mainmenu is usually updated automatically. However,
       it may be necessary to close an open or torn off menu for the changes  to  appear.   Also,
       the  workspace manager may have to be closed and restarted for file association changes to
       take effect.


       --test filename
              check that property list filename contains a valid service information.

              suppress warnings (not recommended but useful in login scripts).

              give verbose output.

       --help show small help screen.


       Simply rebuild the cache of service information:


       Check whether the file ServiceInfo.plist contains a valid service description:

       make_services --test ServiceInfo.plist


       Giving both --quiet and --verbose on the command  line  will  result  in  verbose  output,
       ignoring the --quiet argument.


       GNUstep(7), gopen(1)


       Work on make_services started November 1998.

       This manual page was first written October 2003.


       make_services was written by Richard Frith-Macdonald <>.

       This man page was written by Martin Brecher <>.