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freedesktop-desktop-entry

1.0.0 • Public • Published

Freedesktop Destop Entry

This package allows you to read and write Desktop Entry files.

With this package you can;

  • serialize the opened Desktop Entry files to JSON.
  • make changes to entry file
  • overwrite the orginal file or save to another location
  • preserve comments
constructor

JSON.parse(JSON.stringify(value)) is used to clone passed object.

let obj = {
  "Desktop Entry": {
    "comment": "inline comment",
    "precedingComment": ["preceding multiline comment", "second line"],
    "entries": {
      "Type": { "value": "Application", "comment": "", "precedingComment": [] },
      "Name": { "value": "Foo Viewer", "comment": " inline comment", "precedingComment": ["precedingComment of an entry"] },
      "Exec": { "value": "fooview %F", "comment": "", "precedingComment": [] },
      "Icon": { "value": "fooview", "comment": "", "precedingComment": [] }
    }
  }
}
 
let desktopEntry = new DesktopEntry(obj);
let desktopEntry = new DesktopEntry("/usr/share/applications/DesktopEntry.desktop");
get JSON
console.log(JSON.stringify(desktopEntry.JSON, null, 2));
setValue

"Categories=Network;WebBrowser" => "Categories=Game"

desktopEntry.setValue("Desktop Entry", "Categories", "Game")
addValue

Adds value to entry: "Categories=Network;WebBrowser" => "Categories=Network;WebBrowser;Game"

desktopEntry.addValue("Desktop Entry", "Categories", "Game")
setComment
desktopEntry.setComment("Desktop Entry", "Exec", "Beware!!")
setPrecedingComment
desktopEntry.setPrecedingComment("Desktop Entry", ["Comment preceding this entry", "Second line"])
save

Returns a promise

desktopEntry.save()
saveTo

Returns a promise

desktopEntry.saveTo("/new/path/newfile.desktop")

Used some parts of code from node-file-parser

install

npm i freedesktop-desktop-entry

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3

version

1.0.0

license

MIT

homepage

github.com

repository

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