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alacarte - Edit freedesktop.org menus

alacarte

alacarte is a graphical editor for the freedesktop.org menus that are used by many desktop environments. It can also edit and create application desktop files.

alacarte does not accept any commandline options.

XDG_CONFIG_DIRS
alacarte looks in the menus subdirectory of these directories for menu files. The default location for menu files is /etc/xdg/menus.

XDG_DATA_DIRS

alacarte looks in the applications subdirectory of these directories for desktop files. The default location for desktop files is /usr/share/applications.

XDG_CONFIG_HOME

The menus subdirectory of this directory is where alacarte stores modified menu files. The default location for modified menu files is $HOME/.config/menus.

XDG_DATA_HOME

The applications subdirectory of this directory is where alacarte stores modified and newly created desktop files. The default location for these is $HOME/.local/share/applications.

XDG_MENU_PREFIX

alacarte is editing the menus defined by the file $XDG_MENU_PREFIXapplications.menu. GNOME uses the menu file gnome-applications.menu.
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