The mechanism triggering the updating of the menu

Colin Walters walters at
Wed Mar 14 09:22:46 PDT 2012

On Sat, 2012-03-03 at 20:36 -0600, Jason Hsu wrote:
> Exactly how do Linux distros automatically update their menus every time you install or remove a program?

Most of them inotify on /usr/share/applications, at least that's what
gnome-menus does.  This process is of course full of race conditions...

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