make_services - generate GNUstep services info
builds a validated cache of service information for use by
programs that want to access the GNUstep services facility. Additionally, it
builds a list of applications and service bundles found in the standard
directories. This cache is usually stored in the file named
in the user's GNUstep directory.
Most commonly, make_services
is called from within the GNUstep.sh or
GNUstep.csh script to update the service information everytime the GNUstep
environmet is set up, i.e. in a login script. But of course it is possible to
from the command line whenever you wish, for example
after having installed a new application or service.
menu in an application's mainmenu is usually updated
automatically. However, it may be necessary to close an open or torn off menu
for the changes to appear. Also, the workspace manager may have to be closed
and restarted for file association changes to take effect.
- --test filename
- check that property list filename contains a valid service
- suppress warnings (not recommended but useful in login scripts).
- give verbose output.
- show small help screen.
Simply rebuild the cache of service information:
Check whether the file ServiceInfo.plist contains a valid service description:
make_services --test ServiceInfo.plist
Giving both --quiet
on the command line will result
in verbose output, ignoring the --quiet
Work on make_services
started November 1998.
This manual page was first written October 2003.
make_services was written by Richard Frith-Macdonald
This man page was written by Martin Brecher