desktop entry spec TryExec key

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Sat Mar 24 10:21:11 PDT 2007

On Sat, 24 Mar 2007 12:18:21 +0100, Vincent Untz wrote:
> Would this definition fix all the issues?
> "Path to an executable file on disk used to determine if the program
> is actually installed. If the path is not an absolute path, the file
> is looked up in the $PATH environment variable. If the file is not
> not present or if it is not executable, the entry may be ignored (not
> be used in menus, for example)."

Mostly, yes.  I'm still not clear on quoting.  Does TryExec need to
follow the same rules with regard to double quotes, backslashes, etc.?
Double-quotes seem kinda pointless since TryExec is supposed to just be
a file name, so there'd be no reason to quote anything, right?  Would
any other forms of escaping be needed or necessary?


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