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XDG-ICON-RESOURCE(1)                                      XDG-ICON-RESOURCE(1)



NAME
       xdg-icon-resource - command line tool for (un)installing icon resources

SYNOPSIS
       xdg-icon-resource install [--noupdate] [--novendor] [--theme theme] [--context context] [--mode mode]
                         --size size icon-file [icon-name]

       xdg-icon-resource uninstall [--noupdate] [--theme theme] [--context context] [--mode mode] --size size
                         icon-name

       xdg-icon-resource forceupdate [--theme theme] [--mode mode]

       xdg-icon-resource {--help --manual --version}

DESCRIPTION
       The xdg-icon-resource program can be used to install icon resources into the desktop icon system in order to
       illustrate menu entries, to depict desktop icons or to graphically represent file types.

       The desktop icon system identifies icons by name. Depending on the required size, the choice of icon theme and
       the context in which the icon is used, the desktop icon system locates an appropriate icon resource to depict
       an icon. Icon resources can be XPM files or PNG files.

       The desktop icon system works according to the XDG Icon Theme Specification at
       http://www.freedesktop.org/Standards/icon-theme-spec

COMMANDS
       install
              Installs the icon file indicated by icon-file to the desktop icon system under the name icon-name. Icon
              names do not have an extension. If icon-name is not provided the name is derived from icon-file. The
              icon file must have .png or .xpm as extension. If a corresponding .icon file exists in the same location
              as icon-file it will be installed as well.

       uninstall
              Removes the icon indicated by icon-name from the desktop icon system. Note that icon names do not have
              an extension.

       forceupdate
              Force an update of the desktop icon system. This is only useful if the last call to xdg-icon-resource
              included the --noupdate option.

OPTIONS
       --noupdate
              Postpone updating the desktop icon system. If multiple icons are added in sequence this flag can be used
              to indicate that additional changes will follow and that it is not necessary to update the desktop icon
              system right away.

       --novendor
              Normally, xdg-icon-resource checks to ensure that an icon file to be installed in the apps context has a
              proper vendor prefix. This option can be used to disable that check.

              A vendor prefix consists of alpha characters ([a-zA-Z]) and is terminated with a dash ("-"). Companies
              and organizations are encouraged to use a word or phrase, preferably the organizations name, for which
              they hold a trademark as their vendor prefix. The purpose of the vendor prefix is to prevent name
              conflicts.

       --theme theme
              Installs or removes the icon file as part of theme. If no theme is specified the icons will be installed
              as part of the default hicolor theme. Applications may install icons under multiple themes but should at
              least install icons for the default hicolor theme.

       --context context
              Specifies the context for the icon. Icons to be used in the application menu and as desktop icon should
              use apps as context which is the default context. Icons to be used as file icons should use mimetypes as
              context. Other common contexts are actions, devices, emblems, filesystems and stock.

       --size size
              Specifies the size of the icon. All icons must be square. Common sizes for icons in the apps context
              are: 16, 22, 32, 48, 64 and 128. Common sizes for icons in the mimetypes context are: 16, 22, 32, 48, 64
              and 128

       --mode mode
              mode can be user or system. In user mode the file is (un)installed for the current user only. In system
              mode the file is (un)installed for all users on the system. Usually only root is allowed to install in
              system mode.

              The default is to use system mode when called by root and to use user mode when called by a non-root
              user.

       --help Show command synopsis.

       --manual
              Show this manualpage.

       --version
              Show the xdg-utils version information.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       xdg-icon-resource honours the following environment variables:

       XDG_UTILS_DEBUG_LEVEL
              Setting this environment variable to a non-zero numerical value makes xdg-icon-resource do more verbose
              reporting on stderr. Setting a higher value increases the verbosity.

       XDG_UTILS_INSTALL_MODE
              This environment variable can be used by the user or administrator to override the installation mode.
              Valid values are user and system.

EXIT CODES
       An exit code of 0 indicates success while a non-zero exit code indicates failure. The following failure codes
       can be returned:

       1      Error in command line syntax.

       2      One of the files passed on the command line did not exist.

       3      A required tool could not be found.

       4      The action failed.

       5      No permission to read one of the files passed on the command line.

SEE ALSO
       xdg-desktop-icon(1), xdg-desktop-menu(1), xdg-mime(1)

EXAMPLES
       To install an icon resource to depict a launcher for the application myfoobar, the company ShinyThings Inc. can
       use:

       xdg-icon-resource install --size 64 shinythings-myfoobar.png


       To install an icon for a new application/x-foobar file type one can use:

       xdg-icon-resource install --context mimetypes --size 48 ./mime-foobar-48.png application-x-foobar
       xdg-icon-resource install --context mimetypes --size 64 ./mime-foobar-64.png application-x-foobar

       This will install two icons with the name application-x-foobar but with different sizes.

AUTHOR
       Kevin Krammer, Jeremy White.
       <kevin.krammerATgmx.at>
       <jwhiteATcodeweavers.com>



xdg-utils 1.0                     06/24/2007              XDG-ICON-RESOURCE(1)