Provided by: desktop-profiles_1.4.31_all bug


       path2listing  - script facilitating the conversion to managing gconf configuration sources
       with desktop-profiles


       path2listing [options]


       This script takes a single gconf path file (the systemwide  one,  i.e.  /etc/gconf/2/path,
       when  not told otherwise) and reads through it in order to create an ordered list of known
       configuration sources (it will recurse into included path  files  when  necessary).  Using
       that  ordered  list  it  will  then  create  a  desktop-profiles_path2listing.listing file
       containing metadata for all known configuration sources, assigning a precedence  value  to
       each encountered configuration source so that:

              a) the order of sources is the same

              b) there is space between the precedence values of the various sources to allow for
              inclusion of additional profiles in the future.

              c) all mandatory sources have a positive precedence value,  and  all  non-mandatory
              sources have a negative precedence value

       In addition to generating the desktop-profiles_path2listing.listing file, this script will
       also replace the converted path file by one that assumes that desktop-profiles manages all
       configuration sources (NOTE: a backup copy of all changed files is made, so you can always
       go back to the previous situation).



              distance between the precedence values of each  successive  pair  of  configuration
              sources (defaults to 50), the idea being that you leave some space to insert future

       -f, --file

              path file to convert (defaults to /etc/gconf/2/path)

       -h, --help

              display the help message

       -o, --output-file

              file to put the generated metadata in (defaults  to  /etc/desktop-profiles/desktop-
              profiles_path2listing.listing).  If  this  file  exists  a backup copy will be made
              prior to overwriting it.


              don't replace the path file we're  converted  with  one  assuming  desktop-profiles
              manages activation


       /etc/gconf/2/path - systemwide gconf path file, default path file to convert

       /etc/desktop-profiles/desktop-profiles_path2listing.listing  -  default  name for the file
       containing the generated metadata


       This manual page was written by Bart Cornelis <>.