desktop-file-utils - Utilities for .desktop files

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name desktop-file-utils
Package version 0.22
Package release 1ubuntu5
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 215 B
Download size 42.96 KB
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Some utilities to make dealing with .desktop files easier:
* update-desktop-database -- update the desktop-MIME mapping
* desktop-file-validate -- validate a desktop file
* desktop-file-install -- install a desktop file, munging en route.


Package Version Architecture Repository
desktop-file-utils_0.22-1ubuntu5.2_amd64.deb 0.22 amd64 Ubuntu Updates Main
desktop-file-utils_0.22-1ubuntu5.2_i386.deb 0.22 i386 Ubuntu Updates Main
desktop-file-utils_0.22-1ubuntu5_i386.deb 0.22 i386 Ubuntu Main
desktop-file-utils - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7
libglib2.0-0 >= 2.28.0


Type URL
Binary Package desktop-file-utils_0.22-1ubuntu5_amd64.deb
Source Package desktop-file-utils

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install desktop-file-utils deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install desktop-file-utils




2016-04-04 - Mario Limonciello <>
desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) xenial; urgency=medium
* debian/defaults.list:
- Add support for CAB files. (LP: #1565873)
2016-03-18 - Sebastien Bacher <>
desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu4) xenial; urgency=medium
* debian/defaults.list: 
- use gnome-software instead of software-center as the default 
handler for deb
- use apturl as default handler for apt: urls, gnome-software doesn't
know how to open those
- include the new deb mimetype application/vnd.debian.binary-package
2015-03-25 - Sebastien Bacher <>
desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu3) vivid; urgency=medium
* debian/defaults.list: use new desktop names for file-roller and nautilus
2014-05-13 - Sebastien Bacher <>
desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu2) utopic; urgency=medium
* debian/defaults.list: set ubuntusdk default for text/x-c++hdr, 
text/x-c++src and text/x-xsrc types (lp: #1172844)
2013-11-05 - Sebastien Bacher <>
desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=low
* Resynchronize on Debian, remaining changes:
* debian/defaults.list, debian/desktop-file-utils.install,
- install the defaults handlers list
2013-09-01 - Dmitry Smirnov <>
desktop-file-utils (0.22-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release [August 2013].
2013-05-13 - Dmitry Smirnov <>
desktop-file-utils (0.21-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release [October 2012] (Closes: #671600).
* Multi-Arch: foreign (Closes: #694845).
* Watch file update (Closes: #690279).
* Source and binary package compression to xz.
* Added Homepage.
* Standards to current 3.9.4
* debhelper to version 9.
* copyright to copyright-format 1.0; updated contributor's list.
* autotools-dev --> dh-autoreconf.
* Increased build log verbosity.
* lintian-overrides for hardening false-positives.
* Added myself to Uploaders (Closes: #700917).
* Added VCS links to pkg-freedesktop repository.
2012-06-28 - Ondřej Surý <>
desktop-file-utils (0.20-0.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
+ Remove myself from uploaders
* Imported Upstream version 0.20
* Remove patch unity-is-registered as it was merged upstream

See Also

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devhelp-common_3.18.1-1ubuntu5_all.deb Common files for devhelp and its library
devhelp_3.18.1-1ubuntu5_amd64.deb GNOME developers help program
device-tree-compiler_1.4.0+dfsg-2_amd64.deb Device Tree Compiler for Flat Device Trees
devio_1.2-1build2_amd64.deb correctly read (or write) a region of a block device
devscripts_2.16.2ubuntu3_amd64.deb scripts to make the life of a Debian Package maintainer easier
dh-autoreconf_11_all.deb debhelper add-on to call autoreconf and clean up after the build
dh-di_8_all.deb Debhelper addon for debian-installer
dh-exec_0.23_amd64.deb Scripts to help with executable debhelper files
dh-golang_1.12ubuntu1_all.deb debhelper add-on for packaging software written in Go (golang)
dh-make_2.201604_all.deb tool that converts source archives into Debian package source
dh-php_0.10_all.deb debhelper add-on to handle PHP PECL extensions
dh-python_2.20151103ubuntu1_all.deb Debian helper tools for packaging Python libraries and applications
dh-strip-nondeterminism_0.015-1_all.deb debhelper add-on to strip non-determinism from files
dh-translations_129_all.deb debhelper extension for translation support
dict-foldoc_20150318-1_all.deb FOLDOC dictionary database