Should .desktop files have executable permissions?

Jonas Stein news at
Sun Jun 18 11:50:33 UTC 2017

Dear all,

we had recently a discussion on the gentoo developer cannel, if .desktop
files should be all executable, or all not-executable.

I could not find this in the definition. [1]
Can you help us and could you add a note about the executable bit in the
standard definition, please?



Jonas Stein

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