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Old 12-17-2009, 01:56 PM
Brian McKee
 
Default Why are there duplicate desktop configuration files in /usr/share/applications/ ?

On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 3:40 AM, Detlef Lechner <Detlef.Lechner@gmx.net> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Why does the Nautilus file browser display duplicate desktop
> configuration file names in /usr/share/applications/ , for example
> "Brasero"? Nautilus *displays also identical Size, Type, Date Modified
> and owner, but the sizes are different.
> 'T43:/usr/share/applications$ ls -l | grep brasero
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root *3160 2009-10-30 10:20 brasero-copy-medium.desktop
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root *3859 2009-10-30 10:20 brasero.desktop
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root * 504 2009-10-30 10:20 brasero-nautilus.desktop'

.desktop files are plain ascii you can read pretty easily - open them
up in your favourite text editor and see what the difference is...
I'm guessing they are for different actions displayed in different
places (right click etc)

Brian

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