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DEFAULTS

Section: GNUstep System Manual (1)
Updated: February 2004
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NAME

defaults - read or modify GNUstep user defaults

 

SYNOPSIS

defaults [ action ]

 

DESCRIPTION

The 'defaults' command lets you to read and modify a user's defaults.

This program replaces the old NeXTstep style dread, dwrite, and dremoveprograms.

If you have access to another user's defaults database, you mayinclude '-u username' before any other options to use that user'sdatabase rather than your own.

defaults read [ domain [ key] ]

read the named default from the specified domain.If no 'key' is given - read all defaults from the domain.If no 'domain' is given - read all defaults from all domains.A domain is either an application name, or "NSGlobalDomain", for system leveldefauts. (Running programs can access two other domains,"NSArgumentDomain", for command line arguments, "NSRegistrationDomain", asecond-chance domain in which "defaults for defaults" can be registered, andpossibly domains for specific locales.)

defaults readkey key

read the named default from all domains.

defaults write domain key value

write 'value' as default 'key' in the specified domain.'value' must be a property list in single quotes.

defaults write domain dictionary

write 'dictionary' as a replacement for the specified domain.'dictionary' must be a property list in single quotes.

defaults write

reads standard input for defaults in the format produced by'defaults read' and writes them to the database.

defaults delete [ domain [ key] ]

remove the specified default(s) from the domain.If no 'key' is given - delete the entire domain.

defaults delete

read standard input for a series of lines containing pairs of domainsand keys for defaults to be deleted.

defaults domains

lists the domains in the database (one per line)

defaults find word

searches domain names, default names, and default value strings forthose equal to the specified word and lists them on standard output.

defaults plist

output some information about property lists

defaults help

list options for the defaults command.

 

FILES

~/GNUstep/Defaults/.GNUstepDefaults
holds defaults for a user

 

BUGS

None known.

 

DIAGNOSTICS

Hopefully self-explanatory.

 

HISTORY

The 'defaults' command appeared in OpenStep and combined the capabilities ofthe earlier NeXTstep commands 'dread', 'dwrite', and 'dremove'.
The GNUstep version was written in 1998.This manual page first appeared in gnustep-base 1.9.2 (March 2004).
 

AUTHORS

defaultswas written by Richard Frith-Macdonald <rfmAATTgnu.org>


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
FILES
BUGS
DIAGNOSTICS
HISTORY
AUTHORS

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