Validate desktop entry files
desktop-file-validate [ --no-hints] [ --no-warn-deprecated] [ --warn-kde] FILE...
The desktop-file-validate program is a tool to validate desktop entry files according to the Desktop Entry specification 1.1.
The specification describes a file format to provide information such as name, icon and description for an application. Such a file can then be used as an application launcher and to display the application in the applications menu.
For information about the Desktop Entry specification, see http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/desktop-entry-spec .
The desktop entry files are commonly called desktopfiles .
The following options are supported:
--no-hints Do not output hints about things that might be improved in the desktop file.
--no-warn-deprecated Do not warn about usage of deprecated items that were defined in previous versions of the specification.
--warn-kde Warn about usage of KDE extensions to the specification. This includes the use of the KDEDesktop Entry group, of the ServiceTypes , DocPath , Keywords , InitialPreference , Dev , FSType , MountPoint , ReadOnly , UnmountIcon keys, or of the Service , ServiceType and FSDevice types.
If you find bugs in the desktop-file-validate program, please report these on https://bugs.freedesktop.org.